The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference

The 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 21 - October 23, 2021

Excellent conference. I really enjoyed the papers, speakers, schedule and location and great staff!

D.B., United States, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...relating to public administration and policy. Good opportunities for networking.

N.D., Georgia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

Excellent participants, argument-driven discussions, impartial and supportive Chairs in the Working Group.

D.G., Republic of North Macedonia, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague detail and I really enjoyed the supportive and encouraging atmosphere there. Thank you!

R.B., Lithuania, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...both in terms of academic quality and logistics, and also social events. It was a true joy.

E.Z., Bulgaria, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...The special programmes were really excellent and we took home many varied experiences.

P.N., Hungary, 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2019, Prague

...Sessions were interesting, scholars were engaging and all the social events were amazing!

B.K., Kazakhstan, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

Excellent organization, excellent food. Compliments to the organizers, they did a wonderful job!

V.J., Netherlands, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

...I must say that the PhD pre-conference seminar was the most useful seminar of my life. Very well...

K.V., Czech Republic, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

... I would even argue that they are the very best - both in terms of scientific content and also entertainment…

P.W., Denmark, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

An opportunity to learn from other researchers and other countries' experiences on certain topics.

G.A.C., Hungary, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Very well organised, excellent programme and fruitful discussions.

M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

M.D.V., Netherlands, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Thank you for the opportunity to be there, and for the work of the organisers.

D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

Well organized, as always. Excellent conference topic and paper selection.

M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

Perfect conference. Well organised. Very informative.

M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

Excellent conference. Congratulations!

S. C., United States, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

Thanks for organising the pre-conference activity. I benefited significantly!

R. U., Uzbekistan, 19th Conference, Varna 2011

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L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

M. K., Republic of Macedonia, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

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 Paper/Speech Details of Conference Program  

for the  29th NISPAcee Annual Conference
  Program Overview
WG2: E-government (Physical)
Author(s)  Lan Umek 
  University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana  Slovenia
Aristovnik Aleksander, Todorovski Ljupco,  
 Title  A bibliometric analysis of digital era governance research: An overview over the past two decades
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Presenter  Lan Umek
Digital technologies profoundly influenced social and economic realities, making the world more difficult to govern. These changes reached public administration, including public governance. The transformational role of the internet had a fundamental impact on the relations between governmental institutions and citizens. The internet has accordingly paved the way for the emergence of a new public administration model called Digital Era Governance (DEG) in which digital technologies are in the centre of governments’ organizational structures. The observed rapid pace of the digital transformation of society in the recent years is raising the need for governments to urgently change their modus operandi. Namely, DEG challenges public administration, requiring its internal and external opening, and lead to an administrative set-up characterized by simplification, automation of daily bureaucratic work and flexibility in delivering services. Accordingly, the understanding of the evolution of scientific knowledge on DEG research is of crucial importance, since it is not only beneficial for the scientific community, but also for evidence-based policymaking with a view to fully addressing the issues related to DEG. Despite several attempts in the existing literature to present the development of DEG research, there is still a lack of systematic analysis to the root of DEG research in order to offer dynamic evolution of this field of knowledge.

Accordingly, the main aim of the paper is to fill the gap in the existing literature and provide an unprecedented, comprehensive and in-depth examination of digital era governance research over the past two decades. Specific objectives concerning the analysis on DEG research include: 1) assessing the evolution over time; 2) finding the most relevant and impacting countries, institutions, journals and authors; 3) identifying research hotspots; and 4) identifying disappeared research topics and those that are currently in vogue. To pursue these objectives, a bibliometric analysis is used, allowing for an innovative literature review approach and significantly upgrading traditional literature review techniques. The bibliometric analysis is based on the Scopus database including 3,917 documents published between 2000 and 2019. In this context, several innovative bibliometric approaches are applied.

The results suggest that a comprehensive and in-depth approach is required for a better understanding of the DEG research evolution over time. The findings will be beneficial not only for the scientific community, but also for evidence-based policymaking with a view to fully addressing the issues related to DEG. At the same time, the findings will also serve as an important source for the identification of related research gaps.