Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazán

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Although the open government concept is not new, current trends in open government imply a change in focus from the traditional principle of accountability to a concept of citizen empowerment, collaboration and information sharing. In this paper, we explore the use of open data and mobile apps in the top countries according to the UN 2010 e-Government(More)
Several scholars and practitioners argue that the most important interaction between citizens and government happens through local government agencies. This relationship could become closer and more frequent with the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). However, very few studies have focused on understanding the use of ICTs in the local(More)
In the last few years, researchers have evaluated the performance of e-government portals in order to identify best practices and understand some of the factors that influence the quality of the information and services they provide to citizens. Most of these evaluations consider only the results or outputs, but ignore the inputs in terms of capabilities(More)
Social media has invaded elections in Mexico. However, the power of citizens through the use of this platform is still unknown. Many citizens criticize political candidates using Twitter, others build networks and some others try to collaborate with candidates. This research is focused in understanding this kind of behavior, analyzing the case of the(More)
During the last years, we have been assessing the development of Internet State Portals in Mexico. These observations suggest that in many cases, the transition between governor terms is not always easy to manage, and in several cases we have observed important reductions of functionality in the new versions of the portals. In this poster we compare the(More)
One of the most important tasks in local government websites is the transfer of knowledge. Many e-government websites have practices, programs or citizens initiatives that work very well in their context, but disappear in the next administration or political party change that rules the government. This poster is part of an ongoing research to explore the(More)
Executive agencies are not the only entities generating websites and using other information technologies. The judicial branch is also making progress toward developing better portals to improve their processes and strengthen the relationships with citizens and other stakeholders. In fact, most judicial agencies have created their own websites with(More)
The construction, deployment and delivery of Internet citizen portals does not necessarily follow the same process in developed and developing countries and there is not enough research about less developed nations. These government-wide websites could potentially become the gateways for citizen participation and collaboration with government. This paper(More)