At UNU-MERIT/MGSOG, Florian is working on his dissertation on the topic “Governing Interoperability – Network-level decision-making structures and standards adoption in inter-organisational e-Government projects”.
The provision of public services is increasingly supported by the automated exchange of digital information within networks of multiple government agencies. However, linking the information systems of multiple organisations often proves to be difficult because it requires these organisations to adopt common organisational and technological standards in order to function jointly, to become “interoperable”.
In his PhD research, Florian focuses on the question what the factors are that drive the adoption of such interoperability standards by organisations, and how such standardisation processes should consequently be governed at the network level. In particular, his research investigates the effectiveness of different governance modes in different contexts of inter-organisational network complexities.
Florian’s research is supported by ICTU foundation in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations.