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J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
Research Director
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Specialty
  • Institutional and environmental theories for researching e-government
  • Inter-organizational collaboration and information integration
  • Theoretical linkages between organization theory, public management, and information science
  • Government information management and policy
  • Quantitative and multi-method research approaches
 

September 4-7, 2017, Gil-Garcia to present at IFIP EGOV  ▼  

Research Director Ramon Gil-Garcia will travel to Russia to participate in IFIP EGOV-EPART, the annual conference of the International Federation for Information Processing to be held at the St. Petersberg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. Gil-Garcia, who is a Co-Chair of the conference's Ph.D. Colloquium, will present three papers he co-authored and will also speak on a panel.

June 7-9, 2017, Several CTG team members presenting at dg.o  ▼  

Megan Sutherland, Meghan Cook, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Theresa Pardo, Teresa Harrison, Felippe Cronemberger, Sora Park, Luis F. Luna-Reyes, and Sharon Dawes will participate in different capacities at the Digital Government Society’s 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research. Some highlights include: Sutherland and Cook are presenting their paper on data-driven smart cities, Harrison is presenting a paper on e-petitioning and online media, Gil-Garcia is presenting multiple papers co-authored with Cronemberger and Park, and Pardo, who is a DGS Board Member and dg.o Program Committee Member, will present as part of a panel on data collaboratives, and moderate a panel on digital government research centers.

January 4-7, 2017, Gil-Garcia to present at HICSS  ▼  

Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia will travel to Hawaii to present a paper and co-chair the E-Government Symposium at the Annual Hawaii International Conference of System Sciences (HICSS). Ramon's paper, co-authored with CTG Research Fellow Djoko Sigit Sayogo and PhD student Felippe Cronemberger, is titled "Assessing the Role of Executive Involvement and Information Needs as SocioTechnical Determinants of Governance in IIS Success." The E-Government Symposium he's coordinating at the conference, focusing on smart cities, is also chaired by CTG Director Theresa Pardo, Associate Research Director Mila Gasco, and Reserach Fellow Hans Jochen Scholl.

October 21, 2016, Ramon presenting on panel at NASPAA conference  ▼  

CTG Research Director and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Associate Professor J. Ramon Gil-Garcia will attend the Annual Conference of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs & Administration (NASPAA). During the conference, Ramon will participate in a panel discussion about "New Models for Internationalizing Public Affairs Education" where he will discuss the long-term partnership between CTG and Rockefeller College, in addition to the College's many international partnerships.

November 12-14 2015, Gil-Garcia and Ku to present at APPAM Conference  ▼  

CTG Research Director and Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy, Dr. Gil-Garcia, and CTG Research Assistant, Minyoung Ku, will present at the 2015 Fall Research Conference of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management. The paper’s title is “Challenges of Evidence-Based Decision Making to Combat Urban Blight: Revisiting Local Government Information Management through the Lens of Code Enforcement” and aims to explore government information management policies and environments, and the conditions and mechanisms through which evidence-informed decisions occur in local governments. The APPAM conference is one of the premier conferences in the fields of Public Administration and Public Policy.

Brief Bio
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Ph.D., MS is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy and the Research Director of the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York.

As the Research Director of CTG, Dr. Gil-Garcia has primary responsibility for developing and managing the Center’s research portfolio. He also is responsible for helping maintain and expand the Center’s network with research sponsors, partners, and colleagues around the world. Dr. Gil-Garcia leads the development of research and other project proposals resulting in grant funding and contracts and serves as a Principal Investigator and a member of multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator research teams.

Dr. Gil-Garcia is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers and of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. In 2009, he was considered the most prolific author in the field of digital government research worldwide and in 2013 he was selected for the Research Award, which is “the highest distinction given annually by the Mexican Academy of Sciences to outstanding young researchers.” Currently, he is a Faculty Affiliate at the National Center for Digital Government, University of Massachusetts Amherst and also an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Informatics Doctorate Program at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany. He is also a Professor (on leave) in the Department of Public Administration at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City.
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Dr. Gil-Garcia is the author or co-author of articles in prestigious international journals in Public Administration, Information Systems, and Digital Government such asThe International Public Management Journal, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Government Information, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, Public Finance and Management, International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce, International Journal of Electronic Governance, International Journal on Computers, Systems and Signals, Politics Administration and Change, Reforma y Democracia, Gestión y Política Pública, Espiral: Estudios sobre Estado y Sociedad, Convergencia, Ciencias de Gobierno, Ciencia Ergo Sum, Administración Pública y Sociedad, and Espacios Públicos.Some of his publications are among the most cited in the field of digital government research worldwide. His research interests include collaborative electronic government, inter-organizational information integration, smart cities and smart governments, adoption and implementation of emergent technologies, information technologies and organizations, digital divide policies, new public management, public policy evaluation, and multi-method research approaches.

Dr. Gil-Garcia has extensive teaching experience and has collaborated with 11 universities, including departments of Public Administration, Political Science, Social Science, Information Studies, and Management Information Systems. He has lectured on topics such as Public Management, Policy Analysis, Organization Theory, Database Applications, Statistics, Web Development, Quantitative Analysis and Modeling, Research Methods, Public Administration Theory, Local Government Management, and Information Technologies in the Public Sector, among others. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gil-Garcia held several government positions, including systems analyst, responsible for the data processing system, and the director's Executive Assistant at the General Direction of Rural Development, Secretary of Agricultural Development of the State of Mexico. Dr. Gil-Garcia also has many years of experience as a consultant for federal, state, and local government agencies. He has been a volunteer in several non-profit organizations and is an active member of professional associations in fields such as Public Administration, Information Systems, Public Policy, and Political Science. He is also a former Fulbright Scholar.


Selected Publications
Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon, Natalie Helbig and Adegboyega Ojo. (2014). Being smart: Emerging Technologies and Innovation in the Public Sector. Government Information Quarterly, 31 (Supplement 1): I1-I8.

Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon. (2012). Enacting Electronic Government Success: An Integrative Study of Government-wide Websites, Organizational Capabilities, and Institutions. New York, NY: Springer.

Luna-Reyes, Luis F. and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia. (2011). Using Institutional Theory and Dynamic Simulation to Understand Complex e-Government Phenomena. Government Information Quarterly, 28 (3): 329-345.

Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon, Soon Ae Chun and Marijn Janssen. (2009). Government Information Sharing and Integration: Combining the Social and the Technical. Information Polity, 14 (1 and 2): 1-10.

Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon, Indushobha Chengalur-Smith and Peter Duchessi. (2007). Collaborative E-Government: Impediments and Benefits of Information Sharing Projects in the Public Sector. European Journal of Information Systems, 16(2): 121-133.

Gil-García, J. Ramón and Theresa A. Pardo. (2005). E-Government Success Factors: Mapping Practical Tools to Theoretical Foundations. Government Information Quarterly, 22 (2): 187–216.
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Full List of CTG Publications for this author

Luis F. Luna-Reyes and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
, Understanding the Co-Evolution of Institutions, Technology, and Organizations: The Enactment of the State Government Portal of Puebla , Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2013), 2013

Hafedh Chourabi, Taewoo Nam, Shawn Walker, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Sehl Mellouli, Karine Nahon, Theresa Pardo, and Hans Jochen Scholl
, Understanding Smart Cities: An Integrative Framework , Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2012, 2012

J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Sara A. Berg, Theresa A. Pardo, G. Brian Burke, and Ahmet Guler
, Conducting Web-Based Surveys of Government Practitioners in Social Sciences: Practical Lessons for E-Government Researchers, Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2009, 2010

Theresa A. Pardo, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, G. Brian Burke, and Ahmet Guler
, Factors Influencing Government Cross-Boundary Information Sharing: Preliminary Analysis of a National Survey, Center for Technology in Government, 2009

Celene Navarrete A., Sehl Mellouli, Theresa A. Pardo, and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
, Information Sharing at National Borders: Extending the Utility of Border Theory , Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2009, 2009

Pardo, T. A., Gil-Garcia, J. R., and Burke, G. B.
, Information Sharing and Public Health: A Case-based Look at the ICT Expectations-Reality Gap, Center for Technology in Government, 2009

Theresa A. Pardo, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and Luis F. Luna-Reyes
, Collaborative Governance and Cross-Boundary Information Sharing: Envisioning a Networked and IT-Enabled Public Administration , Paper prepared for presentation at the Minnowbrook III Conference, Lake Placid, New York, September 5-7, 2008, 2008

J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Donna Canestraro, Jim Costello, Andrea Baker, and Derek Werthmuller
, Fostering Innovation in Electronic Government:Benefits and Challenges of XML for Web Site Management, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Theresa A. Pardo, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and G. Brian Burke
, Building Response Capacity through Cross-boundary Information Sharing: The Critical Role of Trust, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Natalie Helbig, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and Sharon S. Dawes
, Examining Digital Government Publication Trends, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Jim Costello, Donna S. Canestraro, J. Ramón Gil-Garcia, and Derek Werthmuller
, Using XML for Web Site Management: Lessons Learned Report, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Pardo, T. A., Gil-Garcia, J. R., and Burke, G. B.
, Governance structures in cross-boundary information sharing: Lessons from state and local criminal justice initiatives, Proceedings of the Forty-First Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008), 2008

Pardo, T. A., Gil-Garcia, J. R., and Burke, G. B.
, Sustainable cross-boundary information sharing, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Pardo, T. A., Gil-Garcia, J. R., and Burke, G. B.
, Informal leadership and networks: Lessons from the response to the West Nile Virus outbreak in North America, Paper presented at the eChallenges e-2007 Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, 2007

Gil-Garcia, J. R., Pardo, T. A., and Burke, G. B.
, Government leadership in multi-sector IT-enabled networks: Lessons from the response to the West Nile Virus outbreak, Paper presented at “Leading the Future of the Public Sector” – The Third Transatlantic Dialogue, Newark, DE, 2007

Jim Costello, Donna S. Canestraro, Derek Werthmuller, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and Andrea Baker
, Using XML for Web Site Management: An Executive Briefing on streamlining workflow, reducing costs, and enhancing organizational value, Center for Technology in Government, 2007

J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Theresa A. Pardo, and Andrea Baker
, Understanding Context through a Comprehensive Prototyping Experience: A Testbed Research Strategy for Emerging Technologies, Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (CD/ROM), January 3-6,2007, Computer Society Press, 2007

Anthony M. Cresswell, Meghan E. Cook, Natalie Helbig, Jana L. Hrdinová, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Fawzi H. Mulki, Bahadir K. Akcam , and Donna S. Canestraro
, Assessing Mobile Technologies in Child Protective Services, Center for Technology in Government, 2007

Sharon S. Dawes, Natalie Helbig, Russell Hassan, and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
, New York State Information Technology Workforce Skills Assessment Statewide Survey Results, Center for Technology in Government, 2006

Gil-Garcia, J. R. and Pardo, T. A.
, Multi-method approaches to understanding the complexity of e-government, International Journal on Computers, Systems and Signals, 2006

Pardo, T. A., Gil-Garcia, J. R., and Burke, G. B.
, Building response capacity through cross-boundary information sharing: The critical role of trust, Paper presented at the eChallenges e-2006 Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 2006

Jim Costello, Donna S. Canestraro, Derek Werthmuller, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and Andrea Baker
, Using XML for Web Site Management: Getting Started Guide, Center for Technology in Government, 2006

J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
, Enacting State Websites: A Mixed Method Study Exploring E-Government Success in Multi-Organizational Settings, Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (CD/ROM), January 4-7,2006, Computer Society Press, 2006

Teresa Harrison, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Theresa A. Pardo, and Fiona Thompson
, Learning about Interoperability for Emergency Response: Geographic Information Technologies and the World Trade Center Crisis, Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (CD/ROM), January 4-7,2006, Computer Society Press, 2006

Gil-Garcia, J. R. and Pardo, T. A.
, Multi-Method Approaches to Digital Government Research: Value Lessons and Implementation Challenges, Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (CD/ROM), January 4-7,2006, Computer Society Press, 2006

Pardo, T. A. and Gil-Garcia, J. R.
, Understanding the Complexity of E-Government: Multi-method Approaches to Social Phenomena, Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Milwaukee, WI, 2005

Sharon S. Dawes, Natalie Helbig, and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
, Highlights: Exploring the Feasibility of A Digital Government Journal, Center for Technology in Government, 2004


Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, 2005, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY.
  • M.S., Public Administration and Policy, 1999, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics.
  • Graduate Certificate, Government Information Management, 2001, National Institute of Public Administration.
  • B.S., Political Science and Public Administration, 1997, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.