Do CIO IT Budgets Explain Bigger or Smaller Governments? Theory and Evidence from U.S. State Governments

  title={Do CIO IT Budgets Explain Bigger or Smaller Governments? Theory and Evidence from U.S. State Governments},
  author={Min-Seok Pang and Ali Tafti and Mayuram S. Krishnan},
  journal={Manag. Sci.},
Given the recent concern on “big governments” and rising budget deficits in the United States and European nations, there has been a fundamental economic debate on the proper boundary and role of governments in a society. Inspired by this debate, we study the relationship between information technology (IT) and government size. Drawing on a broad range of the literature from multiple disciplines such as information systems, industrial organization, and political sciences, we present several… 

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