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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Aen
dc.contributor.authorFishenden, Jen
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Marken
dc.contributor.authorVenters, Wen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-20T14:13:11Z
dc.date.available2017-06-20T14:13:11Z
dc.date.issued2017-04en
dc.identifier.issn0740-624X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/264950
dc.description.abstractThe concept of “Government as a Platform” (GaaP) (O'Reilly, 2009) is coined frequently, but interpreted inconsistently: views of GaaP as being solely about technology and the building of technical components ignore GaaP's radical and disruptive embrace of a new economic and organisational model with the potential to improve the way Government operates – helping resolve the binary political debate about centralised versus localised models of public service delivery. We offer a structured approach to the application of the platforms that underpin GaaP, encompassing not only their technical architecture, but also the other essential aspects of market dynamics and organisational form. Based on a review of information systems platforms literature, we develop a Platform Appraisal Framework (PAF) incorporating the various dimensions that characterise business models based on digital platforms. We propose this PAF as a general contribution to the strategy and audit of platform initiatives and more specifically as an assessment framework to provide consistency of thinking in GaaP initiatives. We demonstrate the utility of our PAF by applying it to UK Government platform initiatives over two distinct periods, 1999–2010 and 2010 to the present day, drawing practical conclusions concerning implementation of platforms within the unique and complex environment of the public sector.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.titleAppraising the impact and role of platform models and Government as a Platform (GaaP) in UK Government public service reform: towards a Platform Assessment Framework (PAF)en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage182
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameGovernment Information Quarterlyen
prism.startingPage167
prism.volume34en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.10036
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-03-28en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.giq.2017.03.003en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-04en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-05-18en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-11-18


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