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Smart Technologies for Smart Governments : Transparency, Efficiency and Organizational Issues.

By: Rodríguez Bolívar, Manuel Pedro.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Public Administration and Information Technology Ser: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2017Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (209 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319585772.Subject(s): Transparency in governmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Smart Technologies for Smart Governments : Transparency, Efficiency and Organizational IssuesDDC classification: 320 LOC classification: JA1-92Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- Reviewers -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Smart Technologies for Smart Governments: A Review of Technological Tools in Smart Cities -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Need of Smart Technologies for Smart Governments -- 3 Empirical Research on Smart Cities -- 3.1 Sample Selection -- 3.2 Data Collection and Method -- 3.3 Analysis of Results -- 4 Conclusions and Discussions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 2 Smart Cities, Transparency, Civic Technology and Reinventing Government -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 The Smart Cities Movement -- 1.2 Smart Citizens -- 1.3 Smart(er) Cities? The Complicated Roles of Sustainability, Intelligence, Transparency, and Participation -- 2 The Role of Civic Technology in Creating Smart(er) Cities -- 2.1 The Civic Technology Movement -- 2.2 Elements of Civic Technology -- 3 Civic Technology, Smart Cities and Public Management -- 4 How Civic Technology Can Reinvent Government -- 5 Changes in Public Management Practice and Education -- 6 Conclusions -- References -- 3 Governing the Complexity of Smart Data Cities: Setting a Research Agenda -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Key Concepts -- 2.1 Big and Open Data -- 2.2 Urban Complexity and Smart Governance -- 3 Theoretical Perspectives -- 3.1 Actor Network Theory -- 3.2 Complexity, Adaptivity, and Self-Organization -- 3.3 Governance -- 4 Governance Challenges: Avenues for Future Research -- 5 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 4 Semantic Technologies in e-government: Toward Openness and Transparency -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Effectiveness of Open Government Data -- 3 Semantic Approach for Open and Transparent e-government -- 4 Technologies, Techniques and Approaches for Achieving Semantic Government Services -- 5 Conclusions -- References -- 5 The Transparent Smart City -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Smart Cities -- 3 Transparency -- 3.1 Legislation and Regulations.
3.2 Categories of Transparency -- 3.2.1 Document Transparency -- 3.2.2 Meeting Transparency -- 3.2.3 Process Transparency -- 3.2.4 Benchmarking Transparency -- 3.2.5 Decision-Maker Transparency -- 3.2.6 Disclosure Transparency -- 4 Research Method -- 5 ICT Support for Transparency -- 5.1 Open Data and Data Journalism for Transparency -- 5.2 Document Transparency -- 5.3 Meeting Transparency -- 5.4 Process Transparency -- 5.5 Benchmarking Transparency -- 5.6 Decision Maker Transparency -- 5.7 Disclosure Transparency -- 6 Challenges with Current Tools-The Need for User-Centricity -- 7 Discussion-How to Bring About the Transparent Smart City -- 8 Conclusion and Further Research -- References -- 6 Making EU Justice Smart? Looking into the Implementation of New Technologies to Improve the Efficiency of Cross Border Justice Services Delivery -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Methodology -- 3 The Elements of a Smart e-Justice Technology -- 4 The e-Justice Portal -- 4.1 The e-Justice Portal as Smart Technology -- 5 e-CODEX -- 5.1 e-CODEX Through the Lenses of Smart Technology Concept -- 6 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 7 Co-producing Smart City Services: Does One Size Fit All? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Context, Research Gap Tackled and Importance of Work -- 3 Research Design and Methods -- 4 Data Analysis -- 4.1 Process -- 4.1.1 The Stakeholders Engaged in Each of the Pilot City Arenas -- 4.1.2 Engagement Tools and Techniques -- 4.2 The 'Desired Outcomes' Voiced by Stakeholders -- 4.2.1 Critical Success Factors -- 4.3 Outcomes and Impacts -- 4.3.1 The Online Survey to Explore the City Project Impacts -- 4.3.2 Data Collection and Survey Analysis -- 4.3.3 Survey Responses -- 4.3.4 Stakeholder Involvement -- 4.3.5 The Stakeholders' Criteria for Measuring Success and Benefits -- 5 Findings -- 6 Implications for Research and Practice -- References.
8 The RECI Network (Spanish Network of Smart Cities) Making Policies More Future Proof? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Building on the Literature on Networks -- 3 Theoretical Framework -- 4 RECI (Spanish Network of Intelligent Cities): The Case Study -- 5 Conclusions -- References -- 9 Money Matters? A Qualitative Study of the Funding Organizations as Parts of Smart Cities and Innovative Development -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Funding Organizations as Part of Innovation Systems -- 3 Context, Methods and Research Data -- 3.1 Finland and HMA as the Analysis Context -- 3.2 Data Collection and Tools -- 3.3 Methodological Remarks: Considerations of Data Limitations and Generalizations -- 4 Interview Results: Three Discourses -- 4.1 Knowledge, Technologies and Open Data: The Prospects of the "Knowledge Society" -- 4.2 "Quality of the Applications Matters, not Location" the Development of International Networks and Economic Growth as the Objects of Funding -- 4.3 "Public Procurements Could Be the Muscle of Finnish Economic Life": Public Procurements as an Opportunity to Forward Entrepreneurship -- 5 Discussion and Reflection -- 6 Conclusions and the Future Research -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix 1: General Interview Structure -- Appendix 2 -- References -- Smart Technologies for Building Smart Cities. A Synthesis of the Contributions -- Introduction -- Smart Technologies Implemented in Public Sector Entities for Improving Transparency and Interoperability -- Smart Technologies Implemented in Public Sector Entities for Improving Efficiency -- Organizational Issues in the Implementation of Smart Technologies in Public Sector Entities -- Concluding Remarks -- References.
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Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- Reviewers -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Smart Technologies for Smart Governments: A Review of Technological Tools in Smart Cities -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Need of Smart Technologies for Smart Governments -- 3 Empirical Research on Smart Cities -- 3.1 Sample Selection -- 3.2 Data Collection and Method -- 3.3 Analysis of Results -- 4 Conclusions and Discussions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 2 Smart Cities, Transparency, Civic Technology and Reinventing Government -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 The Smart Cities Movement -- 1.2 Smart Citizens -- 1.3 Smart(er) Cities? The Complicated Roles of Sustainability, Intelligence, Transparency, and Participation -- 2 The Role of Civic Technology in Creating Smart(er) Cities -- 2.1 The Civic Technology Movement -- 2.2 Elements of Civic Technology -- 3 Civic Technology, Smart Cities and Public Management -- 4 How Civic Technology Can Reinvent Government -- 5 Changes in Public Management Practice and Education -- 6 Conclusions -- References -- 3 Governing the Complexity of Smart Data Cities: Setting a Research Agenda -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Key Concepts -- 2.1 Big and Open Data -- 2.2 Urban Complexity and Smart Governance -- 3 Theoretical Perspectives -- 3.1 Actor Network Theory -- 3.2 Complexity, Adaptivity, and Self-Organization -- 3.3 Governance -- 4 Governance Challenges: Avenues for Future Research -- 5 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 4 Semantic Technologies in e-government: Toward Openness and Transparency -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Effectiveness of Open Government Data -- 3 Semantic Approach for Open and Transparent e-government -- 4 Technologies, Techniques and Approaches for Achieving Semantic Government Services -- 5 Conclusions -- References -- 5 The Transparent Smart City -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Smart Cities -- 3 Transparency -- 3.1 Legislation and Regulations.

3.2 Categories of Transparency -- 3.2.1 Document Transparency -- 3.2.2 Meeting Transparency -- 3.2.3 Process Transparency -- 3.2.4 Benchmarking Transparency -- 3.2.5 Decision-Maker Transparency -- 3.2.6 Disclosure Transparency -- 4 Research Method -- 5 ICT Support for Transparency -- 5.1 Open Data and Data Journalism for Transparency -- 5.2 Document Transparency -- 5.3 Meeting Transparency -- 5.4 Process Transparency -- 5.5 Benchmarking Transparency -- 5.6 Decision Maker Transparency -- 5.7 Disclosure Transparency -- 6 Challenges with Current Tools-The Need for User-Centricity -- 7 Discussion-How to Bring About the Transparent Smart City -- 8 Conclusion and Further Research -- References -- 6 Making EU Justice Smart? Looking into the Implementation of New Technologies to Improve the Efficiency of Cross Border Justice Services Delivery -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Methodology -- 3 The Elements of a Smart e-Justice Technology -- 4 The e-Justice Portal -- 4.1 The e-Justice Portal as Smart Technology -- 5 e-CODEX -- 5.1 e-CODEX Through the Lenses of Smart Technology Concept -- 6 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 7 Co-producing Smart City Services: Does One Size Fit All? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Context, Research Gap Tackled and Importance of Work -- 3 Research Design and Methods -- 4 Data Analysis -- 4.1 Process -- 4.1.1 The Stakeholders Engaged in Each of the Pilot City Arenas -- 4.1.2 Engagement Tools and Techniques -- 4.2 The 'Desired Outcomes' Voiced by Stakeholders -- 4.2.1 Critical Success Factors -- 4.3 Outcomes and Impacts -- 4.3.1 The Online Survey to Explore the City Project Impacts -- 4.3.2 Data Collection and Survey Analysis -- 4.3.3 Survey Responses -- 4.3.4 Stakeholder Involvement -- 4.3.5 The Stakeholders' Criteria for Measuring Success and Benefits -- 5 Findings -- 6 Implications for Research and Practice -- References.

8 The RECI Network (Spanish Network of Smart Cities) Making Policies More Future Proof? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Building on the Literature on Networks -- 3 Theoretical Framework -- 4 RECI (Spanish Network of Intelligent Cities): The Case Study -- 5 Conclusions -- References -- 9 Money Matters? A Qualitative Study of the Funding Organizations as Parts of Smart Cities and Innovative Development -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Funding Organizations as Part of Innovation Systems -- 3 Context, Methods and Research Data -- 3.1 Finland and HMA as the Analysis Context -- 3.2 Data Collection and Tools -- 3.3 Methodological Remarks: Considerations of Data Limitations and Generalizations -- 4 Interview Results: Three Discourses -- 4.1 Knowledge, Technologies and Open Data: The Prospects of the "Knowledge Society" -- 4.2 "Quality of the Applications Matters, not Location" the Development of International Networks and Economic Growth as the Objects of Funding -- 4.3 "Public Procurements Could Be the Muscle of Finnish Economic Life": Public Procurements as an Opportunity to Forward Entrepreneurship -- 5 Discussion and Reflection -- 6 Conclusions and the Future Research -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix 1: General Interview Structure -- Appendix 2 -- References -- Smart Technologies for Building Smart Cities. A Synthesis of the Contributions -- Introduction -- Smart Technologies Implemented in Public Sector Entities for Improving Transparency and Interoperability -- Smart Technologies Implemented in Public Sector Entities for Improving Efficiency -- Organizational Issues in the Implementation of Smart Technologies in Public Sector Entities -- Concluding Remarks -- References.

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