Lean government and platform-based governance: doing more with less

Janssen, Marijn and Estevez, Elsa, (2013). Lean government and platform-based governance: doing more with less. Government Information Quarterly, 30(1), S1-S8

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    Author Janssen, Marijn
    Estevez, Elsa
    Title Lean government and platform-based governance: doing more with less
    Appearing in Government Information Quarterly
    Volume 30
    Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication Government Information Quarterly
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page S1
    End page S8
    Language eng

    Governments from all over the world are looking for ways to reduce costs while at the same time to stimulate innovation. While pursuing both objectives, governments face a major challenge—to operate in a connected environment, engage stakeholders and solve societal problems by utilizing new methods, tools, practices and governance models. As result, fundamental changes are taking place on how government operates. Such changes are under the larger umbrella of ‘lean government’ (l-Government). Lean government is a new wave which is appearing as a response to traditional approaches—like electronic government (e-Government) and transformational government (t-Government), and aims at reducing the complexity of the public sector by simplifying and streamlining organizational structures and processes, at the same time at stimulating innovation by mobilizing stakeholders. In l-Government, public organizations introduce platforms facilitating innovation and interactions with other public organizations, business and citizens, and focus on their orchestration role. Experimentation, assessment and gradual improvement based on user requirements are key factors for realizing l-Government.

    Keyword e-Government
    Open government
    Public sector reform
    Government as a platform
    Copyright Holder Elsevier
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1016/j.giq.2012.11.003
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