Local e-Government in Sweden - Municipal Contact Center implementation with focus on Citizens and Public Administrators

  • Irene Cecilia Bernhard University West, Trollhättan
Keywords: Community Information, Community Service Delivery, Learning

Abstract

Abstract

The aim of the article is to analyze the implementation of municipal contact centers (CCs) – an e-government initiative on the local level- from the perspectives of citizens and public adiminstrators. This article is based on case studies from four Swedish municipalites. The results indicate that the CCs: contribute to increased access to municipal service, localize public services and combine different services into a one-stop practice striving to provide a “holistic” approach to the individual citizen in her local context. However, the quality of the service also depends on the organization of the work  within the back office of the municipality. All issues from citizens were registered which contribute to increased knowledge about the citizens’ needs and perceptions regarding municipality services and planning in urban issues.  

Author Biography

Irene Cecilia Bernhard, University West, Trollhättan

Department of Economics & IT

& PhD Cand. The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Published
2013-11-07
How to Cite
Bernhard, I. (2013). Local e-Government in Sweden - Municipal Contact Center implementation with focus on Citizens and Public Administrators. The Journal of Community Informatics, 10(1). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/860
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