Government Innovation in the Digital Age

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    When the Sea meets City: Transformation towards a Smart Sea in Finland
    ( 2019-01-08) Meskauskiene, Vaida ; Öörni, Annsi ; Sell, Anna
    The Baltic Sea is increasingly becoming a living laboratory for rapid prototyping and testing solutions from cleaner and safer shipping to remote and autonomous navigation. The maritime industry in Finland is rapidly undergoing digital transformation to make activities at sea smarter. A Smart Sea can be understood as an ecosystem across city and sea interface in which businesses, knowledge institutions, citizens, municipal agencies and government collaborate towards shared situational awareness and create value in multiple dimensions – economic, social and environmental. This article presents Smart Sea implementation journey in Finnish public sector through notable improvements and setbacks, and identifies larger transformation effects for the society.
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    Does social media promote the public’s perception of the police: Survey results on trust cultivation
    ( 2019-01-08) Williams, Christine ; Fedorowicz, Jane
    Police departments use social media to inform the local community. Additionally, police share self-promotional information to enhance the public’s perception of law enforcement. Research using cultivation theory shows that reliance on a media source such as television cultivates viewer perceptions of a subject. We apply cultivation theory to this interactive medium to test whether viewing and responding to social media messages increases followers’ satisfaction with the police. Surveys administered online to the followers of four police departments show that followers who view and respond to police posts more frequently are also inclined to be more satisfied with the police. Minorities are less satisfied with police than whites, but not significantly so. Finally, followers who like (dislike) police self-promotion are more (less) satisfied with police. The findings provide partial support for applying cultivation theory to the social media setting and suggest that police use of social media can help achieve community policing goals.
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    Introduction to the Minitrack on Government Innovation in the Digital Age
    ( 2019-01-08) Kamal, Muhammad ; Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon ; Melin, Ulf