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Digital platformisation as public sector transformation strategy: a case of Ghana’s paperless port

Digital platformisation as public sector transformation strategy: a case of Ghana’s paperless port
Digital platformisation as public sector transformation strategy: a case of Ghana’s paperless port
Public sector organisations around the world are deploying digital platforms as part of their transformational strategy. However, prior research has predominantly focused on developed economies with stable institutional environments, while limited studies exist on less developed economies. Notwithstanding the digital divide, institutional voids, economic and development challenges facing less developed economies, digital platformisation as a strategy is fuelling technology leapfrogging in public sector transformation. Drawing on a case study of Ghana’s paperless port digital transformation and the technology affordance theory, we address the research question: “How can digital platformisation facilitate public sector transformation?” Based on the findings and the technology affordance theory, this study develops a transformational affordance framework (TAF) and offers propositions on how digital platforms can enable public sector transformation.
Developing Economies, Digital Platformisation, Digital Platforms, Paperless Port, Public Sector Transformation, Technology Affordance, Transformational Affordance Framework
0040-1625
Senyo, P.K.
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Effah, John
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Osabutey, Ellis L.C.
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Senyo, P.K.
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Effah, John
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Osabutey, Ellis L.C.
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Senyo, P.K., Effah, John and Osabutey, Ellis L.C. (2021) Digital platformisation as public sector transformation strategy: a case of Ghana’s paperless port. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 162, [120387]. (doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120387).

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Public sector organisations around the world are deploying digital platforms as part of their transformational strategy. However, prior research has predominantly focused on developed economies with stable institutional environments, while limited studies exist on less developed economies. Notwithstanding the digital divide, institutional voids, economic and development challenges facing less developed economies, digital platformisation as a strategy is fuelling technology leapfrogging in public sector transformation. Drawing on a case study of Ghana’s paperless port digital transformation and the technology affordance theory, we address the research question: “How can digital platformisation facilitate public sector transformation?” Based on the findings and the technology affordance theory, this study develops a transformational affordance framework (TAF) and offers propositions on how digital platforms can enable public sector transformation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 October 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 October 2020
Published date: 1 January 2021
Keywords: Developing Economies, Digital Platformisation, Digital Platforms, Paperless Port, Public Sector Transformation, Technology Affordance, Transformational Affordance Framework

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Local EPrints ID: 444337
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444337
ISSN: 0040-1625
PURE UUID: 6901299a-a63a-453d-9d8d-21ff6f63c348
ORCID for P.K. Senyo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7126-3826

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Date deposited: 13 Oct 2020 16:47
Last modified: 27 Apr 2022 02:16

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Author: P.K. Senyo ORCID iD
Author: John Effah
Author: Ellis L.C. Osabutey

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