Infusing an architectural framework with neo-institutional theory: Reports from recent change management initiatives within the Swedish public administration
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Volume 4, 2006, Article number1579424, Pages 67b, 2006, 67b- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Swedish public administration is currentlyundergoing radical change towards dynamic modelsof governance relying on a high level of intergovernmentalcollaboration. This high level ofinteroperability between governmental organizationsand the subsequent quality of service for citizens andcompanies depending on the services provided bygovernment is summarized in the vision-statement ofthe 24-hour government (24-timmarsmyndigheten).According to the primary actor‘s (Statskontoret)recommendation, this vision is to be realized throughthe application of web-service based technology,resulting in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).The purpose of this paper is to investigate a possibleinfusion of a previously developed architecturalframework for change management with neoinstitutionaltheory. The results show that neoinstitutionaltheory could be used to infuse thearchitectural framework with aspects regardingprimarily history and legitimacy, but also with anoverall contradictory perception of change. Given thevast differences in fundamental assumptionsunderlying the architectural framework and neoinstitutionaltheory, the paper concludes that theseresults are however somewhat problematic.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. 67b- p.
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94885DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2006.223DocumentISBN: 978-076952507-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-94885DiVA: diva2:656589
39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06; Kauai, HI; United States; 4 January 2006 through 7 January 2006