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CTG Web News Volume XII, Issue 2
Sent: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 2:04 PM


"Iceberg Ahead: On Electronic Government Research and Societal Aging"
Dr. Björn Niehaves
Schumpeter Fellow, Volkswagen Foundation; CES-Visiting Scholar, Harvard University; Assistant Professor, European Research Center for Information Systems
April 7, 2009, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Ten years ago, Peterson (1999, p3) warned that "[g]lobal aging, like a massive iceberg, looms ahead." Government budgets have already been hit hard by a simultaneous increase in governmental spending and a decline in tax revenue related to a growing share of the elderly to the total population.

While almost all industrialized countries can expect an aging population and resulting budget stress, the implications of the graying of society for a "graying of E-Government initiatives and budgets" are not readily apparent and therefore constitutes a subject worthy of investigation. Despite the increasing importance of this issue for E-Government in practice, there remains a clear need to assess our understanding and reflection of the phenomenon.

Dr. Björn Niehaves will give a brief introduction into the topic, an overview of ongoing research projects, and present the results of a recent study on the phenomenon.

To register to attend and for more information go to: >>http://www.ctg.albany.edu/news/events?eventID=35