Public Works and Infrastructure

Public Works and Infrastructure

22 Jun, 2016
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The Ministry of Communications and Transportation of the Federal Government in Mexico adopted the principles of the Strategy of Opening Government data. So in this poster we describe “Follow Public Works and Infrastructure”, an initiative for Public Administration, based on a web application that foster transparency, accountability, collaboration, and citizen participation in the Federal Government of Mexico. The application is the result of the commitment of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation with the Open Government Partnership. The application generates better monitoring processes and accountability by allowing citizens make inquiries. Furthermore, facilitates reducing construction time and costs, which generates social benefits and better accountability.

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Valle-Cruz, D., Sandoval-Almazán, R., & C., C. A. P. (2016). Public Works and Infrastructure. In Proceedings of the 17th International Digital Government Research Conference on Digital Government Research – dg.o ’16 (pp. 525–526). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. http://doi.org/10.1145/2912160.2912231

Open Justice in Latin America: Judiciary Websites Under Scrutiny

Jun, 2016
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Information technology has reached the judiciary branch, we knowvery little about the impact, challenges and pitfalls of this new adoption. The purpose of this paper is to explore this impact on a different government branch: the judiciary. And focus on the open justice new field of research using some metrics approach at the website portals in the Latin America region. An assessment mode we tested on this region, which has been developed by Sandoval & Gil-García [14] has been used to assess a sample of 25 countries during the month of July, 2015. Findings reveal a great disparity among the different countries in the region and their initial stage of becoming part of the open justice trend.

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Sandoval-Almazan, R., & Valle-Cruz, D. (2016). Open Justice in Latin America: Judiciary Websites Under Scrutiny. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (pp. 287–290). ACM. http://doi.org/10.1145/2910019.2910088

Social Media Experiences at County Level: The case of the State of Mexico

Jun, 2016
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Social media started to be used in public administration in the 1990s. After the Web 2.0 tools impacted government websites, the new trend of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram were implemented in home pages. However, very little is known regarding the consequences of these new technologies and their relationship with citizens and public officials. The focus of this chapter is to understand the link between social media and smart cities. Since citizens use information technologies to communicate, collaborate, and interact, these same activities can be used in smart cities. In order to understand this linkage, we developed a questionnaire based on two different but complementary frameworks related to social media and smart cities and interviewed the chief information officers (CIO)’s of eight cities in the State of Mexico. Our findings reveal that social media tools are immersed into the smart cities’ practices. As a consequence, they are bringing changes in the departments, systems, and relationships among internal agencies. If social media tools are going to be used, then important issues such as inclusion, empowerment, and information quality need to be addressed.

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Sandoval Almazán, R., & Núñes Armas, J. C. (2016). Social Media Experiences at County Level: The case of the State of Mexico. In J. R. Gil-Garcia, T. A. Pardo, & T. Nam (Eds.), Smarter as the New Urban Agenda (1st ed., pp. 279–295). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-17620-8_15

Toward an integrative assessment of open government: Proposing conceptual lenses and practical components

30 Mar, 2016
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ABSTRACT: Open government, as a concept, should be understood through a holistic perspective. It is not enough to provide access to government information without redesigning processes and changing regulations. However, little work has been done to measure the components of open government and provide guidance for implementation. We argue that one way to start filling this gap is through the development of models that integrate concepts, theories, and practical perspectives. However, very few of the existing models attempt to explain the functions and characteristics of open government, which could then provide guidance for its development. This article is based on two main sources in order to propose an integrative open government assessment model: (1) a literature review of previous assessment models and theoretical perspectives to build a richer integrative model that goes beyond websites and (2) the results from a longitudinal research study performed from 2006 to 2012 using a multicomponent model to measure open government websites from a practitioners’ perspective. As a result, this article identifies knowledge gaps and proposes a new evaluation approach to open government based on two sets of components: one from practice and the other one from theory. This model contributes to existing knowledge and helps government organizations to better understand and implement open government initiatives.

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Toward an integrative assessment of open government: Proposing conceptual lenses and practical components

  1. Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan , J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
    Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce
    Vol. 26, Iss. 1-2, 2016