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EDI and Data Networking in the Public Sector - Kim Viborg Andersen

EDI and Data Networking in the Public Sector

By: Kim Viborg Andersen (Editor)

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Published: 30th November 1997
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The public sector uses electronic data interchange (EDI) in areas such as the health sector, procurement, meat inspection, taxation, transportation, and the courts. Also, government encourages private sector to enhance their use of electronic communication to secure faster and more reliable exchange of data, to save manpower, and to enable organizational transformation to the information society. In EDI and Data Networking in the Public Sector authors from eight countries report on the modes of governmental intervention to stimulate the usage of EDI and the challenges facing government as they try to smoothen their own units via organizational management. With cases (a total of 14 chapters) from Singapore, Denmark, USA, Sweden, England, Australia, and the Netherlands, this book finds that government in some countries is ahead of the private sector in utilization of EDI and that government at both supranational, central and local levels are active players on the field. Local levels of government and the quasi-governmental organizations provide an important supplement to the efforts by central government to increase the overall usage of EDI. EDI and Data Networking in the Public Sector also indicates that the payoff from investments in EDI are slow to evolve. Dreams of quick return are not likely to emerge. Also, return of investments are highly linked to the organizations' ability to change their work processes along with the investments in EDI. The authors indicate that many public sector organizations lack the steam and vision necessarily to transform the government to a more technological based organization, where public procurement, taxation, medicine ordering etc. takes advantage of the potentials in EDI and data networking. EDI and Data Networking in the Public Sector will be of interest to all researchers and practitioners in MIS, Computer Science and International Trade working on the adoption of new technology.

Introduction
K. Viborg Andersen.
Governmental Intervention and Implementation of EDI
Government Intervention and Implementation of EDI. Goals and Conflict
Societal Factors and the Diffusion of EDI in the Netherlands
EDI in the Public Sector: Building on Lessons from the Private Sector
Stakeholder Analysis in UK Health Interorganizational Systems
Organizational Transformation Using EDI
A British Initiative in the Health Sector
Government and Private Sector Perspectives of EDI: TradeNet
Reengineering with EDI: A Trojan Horse in Circumventing Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade
EDI in Local Government
EDI and Regional Health Data Networking
EDI and Public Procurement in Swedish Local Government
EDI, Information Processing and Issues of Governance: The Informational Character of UK Local Government
Societal Issues of EDI
Internet Data Security: For the Courts, Criminal Justice Agencies and the Public in Pennsylvania
EDI in the Public Sector: The Danish INFO-2000 Plan and the Democratic Route to Informating the Public Sector
Conclusions: An Analysis of the Contributions on EDI and Data Networking in the Public Sector
References
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792380214
ISBN-10: 0792380215
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 337
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.49