Authors: John Langford, Jeffrey Roy
Addresses: University of Ottawa, Vanier Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5, Canada. ' University of Ottawa, Vanier Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5, Canada
Abstract: The emergence of e-government requires new organisational architectures, including the usage of public-private partnerships. The issue of relationships between private vendors and public providers has grown in importance, and it will continue to do so. Our focus in this article is to examine the current prospects for such relationships in Canada. We find that the service transformation dimension of e-government is driving a greater amount of relational activity between sectors from which we can derive some emerging |good practices|. The emphasis on more collaborative governance arrangements also characterises the public sector environment internally, both within and between government organisations.
Keywords: e-government; governance; service transformation; partnerships; collaboration; procurement; accountability; private-public partnerships; performance; e-business.
International Journal of Electronic Business, 2006 Vol.4 No.2, pp.118 - 135
Published online: 11 May 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article