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Government as a social machine in an ecosystem

Tiropanis, Thanassis, Rowland-Campbell, Anni and Hall, Wendy (2014) Government as a social machine in an ecosystem At SOCM 2014: 2nd International Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Social Machines. 07 Apr 2014. , pp. 903-904. (doi:10.1145/2567948.2578837).

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The Web is becoming increasingly pervasive throughout all aspects of human activity. As citizens and organisations adopt Web technologies, so governments are beginning to respond by themselves utilising the electronic space. Much of this has been reactive, and there is very little understanding of the impact that Web technologies are having on government systems and processes, let alone a proactive approach to designing systems that can ensure a positive and beneficial societal impact. The ecosystem which encompasses governments, citizens and communities is both evolving and adaptive, and the only way to examine and understand the development of Web-enabled government, and its possible implications, is to consider government itself as a “social machine” within a social machine ecosystem. In this light, there are significant opportunities and challenges for government that this paper identifies.

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Published date: 7 April 2014
Venue - Dates: SOCM 2014: 2nd International Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Social Machines, 2014-04-07 - 2014-04-07
Keywords: social machines, ecosystems, e-government
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 364431
ISBN: 978-1-4503-2745-9
PURE UUID: e693e891-7e89-47ac-97a7-b963a0181931
ORCID for Thanassis Tiropanis: ORCID iD
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 25 Apr 2014 20:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 02:31

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Author: Anni Rowland-Campbell
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD

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