Public CIO, figurehead or decision-maker? The case of Germany

Niels Proske, Moreen Heine, Norbert Gronau

Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the position of CIO in the German states. In Germany, public CIOs range from figureheads to real decision-makers. We identified three CIO types: first, the Political CIO, who has substantial resources but less IT competencies; second, the Operational CIO, who manages IT primarily close to actual projects; third, the Decorative CIO, who serves predominantly for public image. Thus, the institution of CIO moves between catchphrase and e-government enabler.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEGOV '12: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
EditorsJ. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Natalie Helbig, Adegboyega Ojo
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date22.10.2012
Pages346 - 349
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1200-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22.10.2012
EventICEGOV '12: 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance - University at Albany, Albany, NY, United States
Duration: 22.10.201225.10.2012
https://www.icegov.org/archive/2012/

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 111-03 Communication Studies

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