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EDI and Data Networking in the Public Sector


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Kim Viborg Andersen
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jan Damsgaard, Kalle Lyytinen
    Pages 13-41
  4. Eileen Trauth, Frank Derksen, Hein Mevissen
    Pages 43-61
  5. Morten Falch
    Pages 63-82
  6. Tony Cornford
    Pages 109-130
  7. Akemi Chatfield, Niels Bjørn-Andersen
    Pages 155-172
  8. Kim Viborg Andersen
    Pages 173-197
  9. Karin Bryntse
    Pages 199-221
  10. John H. Davenport
    Pages 249-273
  11. Mogens Kühn Pedersen
    Pages 275-302
  12. Kim Viborg Andersen
    Pages 303-318
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 319-337

About this book


When researching, teaching or working with information systems in the public sector, one is left with few or often no textbooks that provide useful case studies or surveys on the implementation and effects of integrating information technologies in the organizations' operations. This is surprising since in most first world countries the public sector consumes a substantial part of the gross national product. Even more astonishing is the vast amount of financial and organizational resources that are spent developing and implementing various information systems. We decided to write this book to provide information for those studying information systems at business schools, information and computer departments at collegesl universities, and for those working hands-on with EDI and data networking in public administration. Thus, our primary target groups for this book are professionals, training (MA-courses), computer science, MBA, MP A, and political science. EDI has been seen as a means to wire the various policy areas in the public sector. Those included are not limited strictly to the public organizations, but extend to their trade partners. Also, government has sought ways to stimulate the usage of ED I in the private sector beyond those transactions involving direct communication with the public sector. In this book, we have contributors from eight countries and a total of 14 chapters reporting on issues of importance when developing and implementing EDI, when government wants to stimulate the diffusion of EDI in society, and when organizations want to address the impact of their investments in ED!.


Internet MIS calculus computer science electronic data interchange organization service-oriented computing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of CopenhagenDenmark

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