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J. Ramon Gil-Garcia

Collaborative electronic government, inter-organizational information integration, smart cities and smart governments, adoption and implementation of emergent technologies, information technologies and organizations, digital divide policies, and multi-method research approaches

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J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
Associate Professor
 

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Public Administration and Policy

Research Director
Center for Technology in Government; Affiliated Faculty - Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Address:
187 Wolf Road, Suite 301, Albany, NY 12205
Phone:
518-442-3892

 

Short Biography

J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Ph.D., MS is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy and the Research Director of the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Gil-Garcia is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers as Researcher Level II and of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. In 2009, he was considered the most prolific author in the field of digital government research worldwide and in 2013 he was selected for the Research Award, which is “the highest distinction given annually by the Mexican Academy of Sciences to outstanding young researchers.” Currently, he is a Faculty Affiliate at the National Center for Digital Government, University of Massachusetts Amherst and also an Affiliated Faculty member of the Informatics Doctorate Program at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany. Previously, he was a Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. Dr. Gil-Garcia has lectured on topics such as Public Management, Policy Analysis, Organization Theory, Database Applications, Statistics, Web Development, Quantitative Analysis and Modeling, Research Methods, Public Administration Theory, Local Government Management, and Information Technologies in the Public Sector, among others.

Dr. Gil-Garcia is the author or co-author of articles in prestigious international journals in Public Administration, Information Systems, and Digital Government such as The International Public Management Journal, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Government Information, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, Public Finance and Management, International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce, International Journal of Electronic Governance, International Journal on Computers, Systems and Signals, Politics Administration and Change, Reforma y Democracia, Gestión y Política Pública, Espiral: Estudios sobre Estado y Sociedad, Convergencia, Ciencias de Gobierno, Ciencia Ergo Sum, Administración Pública y Sociedad, and Espacios Públicos. Some of his publications are among the most cited in the field of digital government research worldwide. His research interests include collaborative electronic government, inter-organizational information integration, smart cities and smart governments, adoption and implementation of emergent technologies, information technologies and organizations, information technologies and education, digital divide policies, education administration and policy, new public management, public policy evaluation, and multi-method research approaches.

A former Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Gil-Garcia received his PhD in Public Administration and Policy from the University at Albany, MS in Public Administration and Policy from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico, and BA in Political Science and Public Administration from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.

Research Interests

Collaborative electronic government, inter-organizational information integration, smart cities and smart governments, adoption and implementation of emergent technologies, information technologies and organizations, digital divide policies, and multi-method research approaches

Publications

Selected Publications

Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon. (2012).Towards a Smart State? Inter-Agency Collaboration, Information Integration and Beyond. Information. Polity 17 (1) 269–280. [Holland]

Luna-Reyes, Luis F. and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia. (2011). Using Institutional Theory and Dynamic Simulation to Understand Complex e-Government Phenomena. Government Information Quarterly, 28 (3): 329-345.

Gil-Garcia J. Ramon, Soon Ae Chun and Marijn Janssen. (2009). Government Information Sharing and Integration: Combining the Social and the Technical. Information. Polity, 14 (1 and 2): 1-10.

Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon, Indushobha Chengalur-Smith and Peter Duchessi. (2007). Collaborative E-Government: Impediments and Benefits of Information Sharing Projects in the Public Sector. European Journal of Information Systems, 16(2): 121-133.

Gil-Garcia, J. Ramón and Theresa A. Pardo. (2005). E-Government Success Factors: Mapping Practical Tools to Theoretical Foundations. Government Information Quarterly, 22 (2): 187–216.