Internet, Citizens, and Public Organizations: The Power of Service Providers in Fostering or Hampering Transparency

Federici, Tommaso and Braccini, Alessio Maria (2012) Internet, Citizens, and Public Organizations: The Power of Service Providers in Fostering or Hampering Transparency. In: Miguel Baptista Nunes, Pedro Isaías and Philip Powell (edited by), Information Systems 2012 Proceedings: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Information Systems. IADIS, p. 1-8. ISBN 978-972-8939-68-7.

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The continuous evolution and the growth of the Internet made it a globally diffused and accessible network were users are not only content consumers, but also content providers. The possibility of diffusing data and information, from official sources and often intended to be kept confidential or restricted, can promote the transparency in the communication process of public organizations with citizens. At the same time other subjects not directly involved in the process of information diffusion, like the service providers, are in the position to promote or hamper this phenomenon. Within these boundaries this paper uses agency theory to investigate the case of WikiLeaks, an international non profit organization that gained widespread global attention for the diffusion of documents unveiling the activities of the US diplomacy.

Item Type: Monograph Section
Research documents and activity classification: Book Sections > Monograph's chapters
Divisions: Department of Business and Management > CeRSI (Information Systems Research Centre)
Additional Information: Contributo senza invito al "IADIS International Conference Information Systems", Berlin, Germany 10-12 March 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet, WikiLeaks, Transparency, E-participation, Agency Theory.
MIUR Scientific Area: Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation
Deposited by: Alessio Maria Braccini
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 16:37
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 00:14
URI: http://eprints.luiss.it/id/eprint/1261

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