nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2016‒03‒29
four papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
Universität Wien

  1. E-Government in Italy: current issues and future perspectives By Carlo Maria Arpaia; Pasquale Ferro; Walter Giuzio; Giorgio Ivaldi; Daniela Monacelli
  2. The Framework Catalogue of Digital Competences By Jasiewicz, Justyna; Filiciak, Mirosław; Mierzecka, Anna; Śliwowski, Kamil; Klimczuk, Andrzej; Kisilowska, Małgorzata; Tarkowski, Alek; Zadrożny, Jacek
  3. A Game Theoretic Approach to Community based Data Sharing in Mobile Ad hoc networks By Premm Raj H.; Ranganathan, Kavitha
  4. Organizational strategies. Develop the uses of digital technology in the university: the case of the University of Perpignan By Bertrand Mocquet

  1. By: Carlo Maria Arpaia (Bank of Italy); Pasquale Ferro (Bank of Italy); Walter Giuzio (Bank of Italy); Giorgio Ivaldi (Bank of Italy); Daniela Monacelli (Bank of Italy)
    Abstract: The paper examines the development of e-Government in Italy and its critical aspects. The main obstacles lie both in citizens lagging behind in their digital skills and the fact that the public sector seems unable to fully exploit the benefits of computerization. ICT use by the public sector is mainly directed at internal processes and less at the provision of services. Moreover, the digitalization process has often overlooked the ‘networking’ capability of public information systems, having effectively been left to the initiative of individual institutions in a framework of weak governance at central level. Digitalization is currently moving towards a top-down approach aiming at solutions extendable over all the public sector. It relies on “system-wide projects”, which are on a national scale, have a large impact on the individual entities’ applications, and fix standards for interoperability among systems. This process must be accompanied, however, by ‘ownership’ of the implementation by individual entities, which is essential to trigger the management and organizational changes needed to take full advantage of ICT.
    Keywords: e-government, digitalization of public sector
    JEL: H83 O33 O38
    Date: 2016–02
  2. By: Jasiewicz, Justyna; Filiciak, Mirosław; Mierzecka, Anna; Śliwowski, Kamil; Klimczuk, Andrzej; Kisilowska, Małgorzata; Tarkowski, Alek; Zadrożny, Jacek
    Abstract: Operational Programme Digital Poland - "Priority axis III: Digital competences of the society" focuses on raising digital activity in order to allow fully use possibilities of high-speed Internet and new public e-services. It comprises four actions including Training activities for development of digital competences with allocation of 180 mln PLN (divided into two competitions dedicated to NGOs). The point of reference for all the projects of the axis III is a document named The framework catalogue of digital competences. An important assumption of the catalogue is the connection between the digital competences and the users' needs and the benefits that they may gain in the key areas of life. The document, commissioned by the Ministry of Administration and Digitization, is of vital importance in the implementation of the new model in recognizing digital competences- the relational model.
    Keywords: Employability Skills,Digital Competences,Digital Skills and Litearacy,Digital Economy
    JEL: I20 J24 L86
    Date: 2015
  3. By: Premm Raj H.; Ranganathan, Kavitha
    Abstract: Government interventions on usage of free speech for communication has been rising of late. The government of Iraq’s ban on the Internet, ban of mobile communications in Hong Kong student protests highlight the same. Applications like Firechat which use mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) to enable off the grid communication between mobile users, have gained popularity in these regions. However, there have been limited studies on selfish user behavior in community data sharing networks. We wish to study these data sharing communities using game theoretic principles and propose a normal form game. We model selfishness in community data sharing MANETs and define the rationality for selfishness in these networks. We also look at the impact of altruism in community data sharing MANETs and address the issue of minimum number of altruistic users needed to sustain the MANET. We validate the novel model using exhaustive simulations and empirically derive important observations.
  4. By: Bertrand Mocquet (Université Bordeaux Montaigne)
    Abstract: The french Law No. 2013-60 of 22 July 2013 on higher education and research forced the governance of French universities to invest more in the field of digital strategy. In some universities, including the University of Perpignan, governance takes the form of a vice-president in charge of the digital who is in charge of building and implementing a strategy focused on the change here development of uses. The presentation is to describe what is happening in the French university, in terms of devices created to support the strategy, and provides analysis of the release of the strategy on the device the internet and computer certificate C2i elements.
    Abstract: La loi n°2013-60 du 22 Juillet 2013 relative à l'enseignement supérieur et à la recherche contraint les gouvernances des universités françaises à davantage investir le terrain de la stratégie numérique. Dans certaines universités, dont l'université de Perpignan, la gouvernance prend la forme d'un vice-président en charge de la question numérique, au sens large qui a pour charge de construire et mettre en oeuvre une stratégie du changement ciblé ici sur le développement des usages. La présentation se propose de décrire ce qu'il se passe dans cette université française, en terme de dispositifs créés pour appuyer la stratégie, et propose des éléments d'analyse de la dissémination de la stratégie sur le dispositif le certificat internet et informatique C2i.
    Keywords: use of digital,university,university governance,dynamic change,usage du numérique,université,gouvernance des universités,dynamique de changement.
    Date: 2014–10–22

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