Applications of blockchain technology in the Brazilian government
by Alana Bauer Lacerda; Fernando Dias Lopes
International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG), Vol. 13, No. 2, 2021

Abstract: Blockchain technology has emerged as a trend that can influence business, government, and society. By validating the exact time an action is taken without the need for an intermediary, the technology has the potential to provide profound modifications in the public service. This paper proposes an exploratory study built from the perspective of institutional logics whose research question is: how are the institutional logics present in the Brazilian public sector responding to the incorporation of blockchain technology? A qualitative approach was used to understand initial perceptions and to learn about the motivations and mechanisms of government initiatives that employ blockchain technology. Our research has found that, despite its disruptive character, the blockchain has entered the Brazilian public service scenario through an already institutionalised structure consisting of a hybrid logic of different approaches to public administration. Changes in this logic will require greater popularisation and regulation of the technology.

Online publication date: Thu, 05-Aug-2021

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email