State of the eUnion: Government 2.0 and Onwards
Just in time for the EU minsterial conference in Malmö, John Gotze brought together some of the most prominent thought leaders, including Don Tapscott, Tim O’Reilly and Lawrence Lessig, in the emerging field of Government 2.0 (“thinking government as a platform”) in the book State of the eUnion: Government 2.0 and Onwards, which is available for free download.
In my chapter (p. 275-282), Open Value Creation as a Strategic Management Approach, I argue that
[…] The idea of government (or business) as a platform necessitates an open value creation process. Open Value Creation consists of Open Policy Making (participation) and an Open Value Chain (collaboration). The distinction is slightly arbitrary but useful. It allows us to differentiate between coming up with a value generating process (policy) and repeatedly creating the value (value chain).
Open policy making aims to open all aspects of the policy process (initiation, formulation, implementation, evaluation) to outside inputs and scrutiny. It assumes that this allows better informed policy making that is more legitimate and less costly.
The open value chain opens the implementation process (inputs, process, outputs, impact, outcome) to outside contributions under the assumption that a co‐produced public value is less costly and more effective. […]
Enjoy the book and let us start the discussion!