Revista de Administração de Empresas
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7590
LAIA, Marconi Martins de; CUNHA, Maria Alexandra Viegas Cortez da; NOGUEIRA, Antonio Roberto Ramos e MAZZON, José Afonso. Electronic government policies in Brazil: context, ICT management and outcomes. Rev. adm. empres. [online]. 2011, vol.51, n.1, pp. 43-57. ISSN 0034-7590. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-75902011000100005.
The State Reform processes combined with the emergence and use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) originated electronic government policies and initiatives in Brazil. This paper dwells on Brazilian e-government by investigating the institutional design it assumed in the state's public sphere, and how it contributed to outcomes related to e-gov possibilities. The analyses were carried out under an interpretativist perspective by making use of Institutional Theory. From the analyses of interviews with relevant actors in the public sphere, such as state secretaries and presidents of public ICT companies, conclusions point towards low institutionalization of e-gov policies. The institutional design of Brazilian e-gov limits the use of ICT to provide integrated public services, to amplify participation and transparency, and to improve public policies management.
Palavras-chave : E-gov; ICT Management; State Reform; public administration; institutional theory.