Can blockchain leverage for new public governance? A conceptual analysis on process level

Maik Brinkmann, Moreen Heine

Abstract

New Public Governance (NPG) as a paradigm for collaborative forms of public service delivery and Blockchain governance are trending topics for researchers and practitioners alike. us far, each topic has, on the whole, been discussed separately. is paper presents the preliminary results of ongoing research which aims to shed light on the more concrete benefits of Blockchain for the purpose of NPG. For the first time, a conceptual analysis is conducted on process level to spot benefits and limitations of Blockchain-based governance. Per process element, Blockchain key characteristics are mapped to functional aspects of NPG from a governance perspective. e preliminary results show that Blockchain offers valuable support for governments seeking methods to effectively coordinate co-producing networks. However, the extent of benefits of Blockchain varies across the process elements. It becomes evident that there is a need for off-chain processes. It is, therefore, argued in favour of intensifying research on off-chain governance processes to beer understand the implications for and influences on on-chain governance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEGOV2019: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
EditorsSoumaya Ben Dhaou, Lemuria Carter, Mark Gregory
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Publication date04.2019
Pages338-341
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04.2019
Event12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
- Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 03.04.201905.04.2019
Conference number: 148155

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 111-03 Communication Studies
  • 409-06 Information Systems, Process and Knowledge Management

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