• Choosing the right medium for municipal eParticipation based on stakeholder expectations 

      Johannessen, Marius Rohde; Flak, Leif Skiftenes; Sæbø, Øystein (Lecture Notes in Computer Science;7444, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      This paper examines the expectations and communication needs of relevant stakeholder groups for municipal eParticipation in a small Norwegian municipality. We identified relevant stakeholder groups with the municipality, ...
    • Combining social media affordances for organising collective action 

      Sæbø, Øystein; Federici, Tommaso; Braccini, Alessio Maria (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    • Democracy Squared: Designing On-Line Political Communities to Accommodate Conflicting Interests 

      Rose, Jeremy; Sæbø, Øystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2005)
      On-line political communities, such as the Norwegian site Demokratitorget (Democracy Square), are often designed according to a set of un-reflected assumptions about the political interests of their potential members. In ...
    • Demystifying the possibilities of ICT4D in the mountain regions of Nepal 

      Thapa, Devinder; Sæbø, Øystein (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences;44, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Despite the substantial investments in ICT4D projects in developing countries, the benefits are yet to be realised by the majority of remote communities. Inaccessibility to ICT has widened educational, healthcare, information, ...
    • E-government in marketing a country: A strategy for reducing transaction cost of doing business in Tanzania 

      Kachwamba, Muhajir; Sæbø, Øystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      There are limited studies examining the role of Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA’s) and their respective marketing techniques used in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Using an exploratory case study approach, ...
    • E-government in Tanzania: Current status and future challenges 

      Sæbø, Øystein (Lecture Notes in Computer Science;7443, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      The public sector plays an important role in the economic growth and development of developing countries. The application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) may help improve the public sector by ...
    • Elaborating the WARE method for eParticipation requirements 

      Sæbø, Øystein; Päivärinta, Tero; Austbø, Jan Helge; Scheie, Svein Sundfør (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      eParticipation systems are often directly targeted at citizens. However, as a group of potential users, citizens form a heterogeneous and unpredictable group, which makes requirements elicitation a challenging issue. Based ...
    • eParticipation: Designing and Managing Political Discussion Forums 

      Sæbø, Øystein; Rose, Jeremy; Molka-Danielsen, Judith (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      eParticipation is the extension and transformation of participation in political deliberation and decision-making processes through information and communication technologies (ICTs). The most commonly found examples of ...
    • Exploring the link between ICT and development in the context of developing countries : a literature review 

      Thapa, Devinder; Sæbø, Øystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      The article contributes to the ongoing discussion on relating information and communication technology (ICT) to development (D). The quest to relate ICT to D is a topic of open deliberation and critical scrutiny in ICT4D ...
    • From protest to parliament : The role of digital technologies within an online community 

      Sæbø, Øystein; Federici, Tommaso; Braccini, Alessio Maria (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Our teaching case introduces the story of how the Italian Five Star Movement used digital technologies in the growth from a personal blog discussing politics back in 2005 to the most voted party in the Italian election in ...
    • The Genre System Lens on E-Democracy 

      Päivärinta, Tero; Sæbø, Øystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008)
      E-Democracy aims at enhancing citizen involvement in societal communication and decision making. However, the very ideals of democracy vary while reports of e-democracy in use have often left them undiscussed. Moreover, ...
    • Internet-based information and foreign direct investment (FDI) location decision making: An information cost perspective 

      Kachwamba, Muhajir; Sæbø, Øystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Information and communication technology (ICT) is considered to play an important role to reduce information cost for potential foreign investors. While a growing body of literature has suggested such connections, conceptual ...
    • Introducing Internet-based services in the mountain areas of Nepal: An asset pentagon perspective 

      Sæbø, Øystein; Thapa, Devinder (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) projects can only be considered successful if they lead to some kind of individual, social, or economic development. The beneªts of introducing ICT4D ...
    • Models of E-Democracy 

      Päivärinta, Tero; Sæbø, Øystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2006)
      Several theories of E-Democracy have been presented, and implementations of and experiments in E-Democracy emerged. However, existing literature on the subject appears rather non-comprehensive, lacking an integrated basis, ...
    • On the evolution of e-Government: The user imperative 

      Flak, Leif Skiftenes; Moe, Carl Erik; Sæbø, Øystein (Lecture Notes in Computer Science;2739, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2003)
      This paper focuses the need for more research on user involvement and the investigation of stakeholders in e-Government initiatives. An investigation of existing work revealed a lack of research on those topics. As ...
    • The public sector's roles in the sharing economy and the implications for public values 

      Hofmann, Sara; Sæbø, Øystein; Braccini, Alessio Maria; Za, Stefano (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    • The role of social networking services in eParticipation 

      Sæbø, Øystein; Rose, Jeremy; Nyvang, Tom (Lecture Notes in Computer Science;5694, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2009)
      A serious problem in eParticipation projects is citizen engagement – citizens do not necessarily become more willing to participate simply because net-services are provided for them. Most forms of eParticipation in democratic ...
    • The shape of eParticipation: Characterizing an emerging research area 

      Sæbø, Øystein; Rose, Jeremy; Flak, Leif Skiftenes (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008)
      The phenomenon of eParticipation is receiving increasing attention, demonstrated by recent technology implementations, experiments, government reports, and research programs. Understanding such an emerging field is a complex ...
    • Social Media as Public Sphere: A Stakeholder Perspective 

      Johannessen, Marius Rohde; Sæbø, Øystein; Flak, Leif Skiftenes (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Purpose Despite the potential of social media, it has proven difficult to get people actively involved in the decision-making processes. There is a need for more research on how stakeholders manage and use social media to ...
    • The support for different democracy models by the use of a web-based discussionboard 

      Sæbø, Øystein; Nilsen, Hallgeir (Lecture Notes in Computer Science;3183, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2004)
      Different initiatives are initiated to utilize ICT to maintain and develop democracy. Democracy models are developed to explain differences between different democracies. This paper reports from a case study where a web-based ...