This paper presents a social network approach to help the government in their transformation to a leaner organization. We will first explain how social network analysis can contribute to this transformation. After that we will present some results from a pilot study that was conducted in Enschede Zuid in the Netherlands. We will conclude the paper with some remarks regarding our experiences and a future outlook for this approach towards a lean local government that acts as a director, rather than as a player in the field.
|Title of host publication||Electronic government and electronic participation: joint proceedings of ongoing research of IFIP EGOV and IFIP ePart 2013|
|Editors||Maria A. Wimmer, Marijn Janssen, Ann Macintosh, Hans Jochen Scholl, Efthimios Tambouris|
|Place of Publication||Koblenz|
|Publisher||Gesellschaft für Informatik|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Sep 2013|
|Event||5th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2013 - Koblenz, Germany|
Duration: 17 Sep 2013 → 19 Sep 2013
Conference number: 5
|Publisher||Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)|
|Conference||5th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2013|
|Period||17/09/13 → 19/09/13|
van de Wijngaert, L. (2013). Using a Network Approach to Transform from a Municipality to Municipal Community. In M. A. Wimmer, M. Janssen, A. Macintosh, H. J. Scholl, & E. Tambouris (Eds.), Electronic government and electronic participation: joint proceedings of ongoing research of IFIP EGOV and IFIP ePart 2013 (pp. 184-191). Koblenz: Gesellschaft für Informatik.