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Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings Yes
Title Facilitating digital transformation through education: A case study in the public administration
Organization Unit
  • Birgit Schenk
  • Mateusz Dolata
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
ISBN 978-0-9981331-3-3
Page Range 2144 - 2154
Event Title Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Event Type conference
Event Location Maui, Hawaii, US
Event Start Date January 7 - 2020
Event End Date January 10 - 2020
Publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract Text The need for qualified people to manage the digital transformation in public administration is tremendous. University curricula require adjustments to qualify graduates adequately. Business and engineering departments run practice-oriented university courses to tackle real-world digitalization challenges. In doing so, they shaped digital transformation in many companies. While potentially effective, such approaches remain rare in public administration teaching. It is unclear how to combine a contemporary, practice-oriented training approach towards digitalization with the contents of public administration curricula. The paper outlines the structure and methods employed in a course offered to public administration students at a German University. The preliminary evidence shows that the course was successful among students and practice-partners. Overall, the paper illustrates how public administration universities can contribute towards digital transformation by collaborating with municipalities and by empowering students to manage and drive digital transformation in the public sector.
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