Title: Business models for eGovernment services

Authors: Gertraud Peinel, Matthias Jarke, Thomas Rose

Addresses: Fraunhofer FIT, Schloss Birlinghoven, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany. ' Information Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Ahornstr. 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany; Fraunhofer FIT, Schloss Birlinghoven, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany. ' Information Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Ahornstr. 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany; Fraunhofer FIT, Schloss Birlinghoven, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany

Abstract: Public sector information furnishes a valuable information resource for many businesses. Thus, the design of value chains across different stakeholders and corresponding business models capitalising on public sector information is a challenge. Business models have been investigated mostly in the realms of eCommerce and rarely for public private partnerships. Thus, they are strongly tailored to financial incentives. So far, the modelling of policies and arguments have been neglected in eCommerce approaches. This paper describes a new modelling method named BMeG (Business Models for eGovernment) supporting the planning of business models for eGovernment services. BMeG facilitates the modelling of options of value chains with public and private partners, their relationships with individual advantages and disadvantages for policies. Hence, BMeG unveils business opportunities and their rationales.

Keywords: business models; public–private partnerships; value chain; BMeG; public sector information; stakeholders; electronic commerce; e-commerce; partners; business opportunities; APNEE; air pollution; networks; early warnings; information exchange; Europe; Germany; telecommunications industry; electronic government; e-government; strategic management; model design; connected government.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2010.035722

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2010 Vol.7 No.4, pp.380 - 401

Available online: 03 Oct 2010 *

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