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Applying the Open Government Principles to the University’s Strategic Planning: A Sound Practice

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Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Pablo de Olavide University, ES-41013 Seville, Spain
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Department of Economics Financial and Accounting, Pablo de Olavide University, ES-41013 Seville, Spain
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Division of Computer Science, Pablo de Olavide University, ES-41013 Seville, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(5), 1826; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051826
Received: 28 January 2020 / Revised: 19 February 2020 / Accepted: 20 February 2020 / Published: 28 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Governance and Digital Economy: Are We There Yet?)
This paper describes an innovative experience based on the citizen participation as a fundamental principle of the Open Government, regarding the strategic planning in higher education institutions. Such innovation lies on two main pillars: the stakeholders’ approach (versus the traditional product-service orientation) and a web platform based on UserVoice® and Wordpress® software. The web platform was designed not only for building up a consensual strategic plan in a medium-sized Spanish public university, but also to monitor and control it once implemented. During the participation stage, all the proposals were openly discussed and voted by the whole university community. One year later, the online platform for monitoring the Strategic Plan was re-launched in order to rate, comment and vote the values reached by the key performance indicators. The adoption of such technological tools turns into a sound practice of governance for sustainable strategic management, by encouraging the collaborative workflow, participation, reflection and learning. Moreover, it promotes the stakeholders’ identification with corporate goals and enhance their commitment to the university’s strategic plan. View Full-Text
Keywords: open government; technological innovation; sustainable strategic management; stakeholders approach; higher education institutions open government; technological innovation; sustainable strategic management; stakeholders approach; higher education institutions
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Moreno-Carmona, C.; Feria-Domínguez, J.M.; Troncoso, A. Applying the Open Government Principles to the University’s Strategic Planning: A Sound Practice. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1826. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051826

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Moreno-Carmona C, Feria-Domínguez JM, Troncoso A. Applying the Open Government Principles to the University’s Strategic Planning: A Sound Practice. Sustainability. 2020; 12(5):1826. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051826

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Moreno-Carmona, Cristina; Feria-Domínguez, José M.; Troncoso, Alicia. 2020. "Applying the Open Government Principles to the University’s Strategic Planning: A Sound Practice" Sustainability 12, no. 5: 1826. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051826

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