Interconnecting Governments, Businesses and Citizens – A Comparison of Two Digital Infrastructures

  • Bram Klievink
  • Anneke Zuiderwijk
  • Marijn Janssen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8653)


Public and private organizations in various areas are setting up digital Information Infrastructures (IIs) for interconnecting government, businesses and citizens. IIs can create value by sharing and integrating data of multiple actors. This can be the basis for value added services and especially collaborations of public and private partners can make IIs thrive. Easier access to integrated services and products (jointly) offered by government and businesses may stimulate transparency and innovations. IIs are under development in many domains, including for open data and international trade. However, there are notable differences in the design, characteristics and implementation of the IIs. The objective of this paper is to compare two diverse IIs in order to obtain a better understanding of common and differing elements in the IIs and their impact. Among the differences are the roles of government, businesses and users, in driving, developing and exploitation of the IIs.


public-private networks digital infrastructure information infrastructure platforms information exchange broker e-government 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bram Klievink
    • 1
  • Anneke Zuiderwijk
    • 1
  • Marijn Janssen
    • 1
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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