Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät


Digital Government Management

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit; Amelie Sach, M.Sc.
Date: Lecture: 10.04.-22.05.2014, Wed., 12:15-1:45 pm and Thu., 2:00-3:30 pm; Exercise: 28.05.-03.07.2014, Wed., 12:15-1:45 pm and Thu., 2:00-3:30 pm
Building/Room: Lecture/Exercise: HW 1003
Autres dates: Due to a professor board meeting, there will be no Digital Government Management lecture on Wednesday, May, 14th! The rescheduled lecture will take place on Wednesday, June, 4th, 12:15-13:45.
Contact: Amelie Sach, M.Sc.
Registration: Registration is necessary to participate in the optional exercise session, where students discuss and present questions about the lecture's content. More information will be given in the first lecture.


Digital Government Management comprises the purposeful use of information and communication technology in particular the internet to transform the relationship between government and society. The goal is to transform the relationship in such a way that government is perceived as more responsive, accessible, transparent, responsible, participatory, efficient and effective than before.

Overall learning outcomes DGpicture

  • Understand the implications of the internet for government and society
  • Get a deep insight into the concept and opportunities of digital democracy
  • Understand the challenges of moving public services online


Course Material:

The course material is available via Digicampus.

Previous knowledge:

Language: English


Primary Literature:

  • Veit, D.; Huntgeburth, J.: Foundations of Digital Government: Leading and Managing in the Digital Era, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014

Secondary Literature:

  • Bishop, P.; Kane, J.; Patapan, H.: The Theory and Practice of E-Democracy: Agency, Trusteeship and Participation on the Web, International Review of Public Administration, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 21-31

  • Norris, P.: Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide, Cambridge University Press, 2001 

  • West, D.: Digital Government: Technology and Public Sector Performance, Princeton University Press, 2005


Further journal and conference papers will be referenced by the course material.

Registration for Exercise:

Please register for the exercise via Digicampus during the application period. Further information will be given in the first lecture.


More information:

Recommended semester: 4th semester and above
Field of study: Bachelor
Number: WiWi 415: DigGovMan
Duration: 4 SWS
Type: L - Lecture
Credit points: 4 ECTS
Area: Bachelor iBWL/iVWL: cluster S&I; GBM: cluster S&I; WIN: DWI 1 & 2a; ReWi: SB III Unternehmen & Mgmt.
Examination: Written examination
Date of exam: 21.07.2014
Exam offered: yearly
Duration of exam: 60 minutes
Semester: every summer term