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Open Government

Open Government

Contact: Dr. Agnes Mainka, Dr. Tobias Siebenlist


Open Government research has two specifications. First, the increasing digitization of governments and open data. Second, the cultural shift towards open innovation by including citizens, companies and other stakeholders in decision making processes.



Hartmann, S., Mainka, A., & Stock, W. G. (2018). Innovation contests: How to engage citizens in solving urban problems? In M. D. Lytras, L. Daniela, & A. Visvizi (Eds.), Enhancing Knowledge Discovery and Innovation in the Digital Age (pp. 254-273). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Fietkiewicz, K. J., Mainka, M., & Stock, W. G. (2017).  eGovernment in cities of the knowledge society. An empirical investigation of Smart Cities’ governmental websites. Government Information Quarterly, 34(1), 75-83.

Hartmann, S., Mainka, A., & Stock, W. G. (2016). Opportunities and challenges for civic engagement: A global investigation of innovation competitions. International Journal of Knowledge Society Research, (7)3, 1-15.

Mainka, A., Castelnovo, W., Miettinen, V., Bech-Petersen, S., Hartmann, S., & Stock, W. G. (2016). Open innovation in smart cities: Participation and co-creation of public services. In Proceedings of the 79th ASIS&T Annual Meeting (Vol. 53). Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives through Information & Technology. Copenhagen, Oct. 14-18, 2016 (5 pp.).

Mainka, A., Hartmann, S., Meschede, C., Stock, W. G. (2016). Open Government: Transforming data into value added city services. In M. Foth, M. Brynskov, and T. Ojala (eds), Citizen´s right to the Digital City. Singapore: Springer.

Mainka, A., Hartmann, S., Stock, W. G., & Peters, I. (2015). Looking for friends and followers: A global investigation of governmental social media use. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 9(2), pp.237 - 254.

Mainka, A., Hartmann, S., Meschede, C., & Stock, W. G. (2015). Mobile Application Services Based Upon Open Urban Government Data. In Proceedings of the iConference 2015: Create, Collaborate, Celebrate. 24.-27. March 2015, Newport Beach, California, USA. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: iSchools, IDEALS.

Mainka, A., Hartmann, S., Stock, W. G., & Peters, I. (2014). Government and social media: A case study of 31 informational world cities. In Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 6-9 January 2014, Waikoloa, Hawaii (pp. 1715-1724). Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society.

Mainka, A., Fietkiewicz, K., Kosior, A., Pyka, S., & Stock, W. G. (2013). Maturity and usability of e-government in informational world cities. In E. Ferrari & W. Castelnovo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on e-Government. University of Insubria Varese, Italy, 13-14 June 2013 (pp. 292-300). Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International (ACPI).

Hartmann, S., Mainka, A. & Peters, I. (2013). Government Activities in Social Media. An Empirical Investigation of eGovernments in Informational World Cities. In Proceedings of CeDEM the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Krems, Austria (pp. 173-186).

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