Alexander Ronzhyn

Alexander Ronzhyn
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | UOC · eGovernance: electronic administration and democracy

PhD

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Publications (28)
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The Ukrainian president’s refusal to sign the cooperation deal with European Union sparked mass protests that engulfed Ukraine in December of 2013. The protests blocked the centre of Kyiv and attracted media coverage from around the world, later escalating in violent clashes with police forces. What makes these protests particularly interesting is...
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An increasingly influential strand of research on social media relies on the concept of affordances to account for effects. However, hindering the possibility of a unified theory of affordances in social media is the conceptual blurring surrounding the concept. This article engages in a comprehensive review of the affordances literature in social m...
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The broad diffusion of so-called disruptive technologies in the public sector is expected to heavily impact and give a strong digital boost to public service provisioning. To ensure acceptance and sustainability, the benefits and challenges of using disruptive technologies in public service provisioning need to be well researched. This chapter appl...
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Internet of things (IoT) is one of the current disruptive technologies that is considered one of the most promising and widely discussed topics in connection with Smart City implementations. However, the IoT revolution comes along with other so-called disruptive technologies. Making sense of the data gathered through sensors comes along with discus...
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Social media have been used for political bottom-up organizing and collective action since at least the Arab Spring protests. Social media provide unique affordances that reduce the costs of collective action facilitating anonymous communication and cooperation at a much larger scale than ever before. The Russian invasion of Ukraine provides multip...
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This study investigates the number and nature of e‐Government programs available in different types of educational institutes. An analysis of 57 programs provides evidence regarding the geographical distribution of the programs, the degree level of each program, the e-Government topics and courses, the aims and learning goals, the knowledge areas,...
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Emerging technologies and digital transformation in government and society, called Government 3.0, put forward new training needs for graduates in the area. The ERASMUS+ research project “Scientific Foundations Training and Entrepreneurship Activities in the Domain of ICT-enabled Governance” (Gov 3.0) established the scientific domain of Government...
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With the increased availability of data and the capacity to make sense of these data, computational approaches to analyze, model and simulate public policy evolved toward viable instruments to deliberate, plan, and evaluate them in different areas of application. Such examples include infrastructure, mobility, monetary, or austerity policies, polic...
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The increasing use of disruptive technologies in the public sector pushes toward the next stage of the digital government evolution: Government 3.0. This new stage is characterised by the focus on data-driven and evidence-based decision and policy making, where disruptive technologies are deployed. Along this, the engagement of citizens and other s...
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While the public sector traditionally lags behind business in innovation, significant changes are anticipated with the broad diffusion of so-called disruptive technologies. The use of such technologies in public service, along with possible benefits, need to be well researched, and challenges be carefully discussed, analysed and evaluated. This pap...
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The present article describes the results of research on online identity construction during the participation in the hospitality social networks. Specifi cally the user references are analy-sed to understand patterns that form the image of a member. CouchSurfi ng service (couch-surfi ng.org) allows users to leave short texts where the experience o...
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Over the past years, a number of new technologies have emerged with a potential to disrupt many spheres of the society. While public sector traditionally lacks behind business in innovation, significant changes are anticipated with the use of disruptive technologies. The implementation of the new technologies for the government service provision, a...
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Technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of things, chatbots and other disruptive technologies may bring innovations to the public sector. However, the way in which such disruptive technologies could be deployed in various areas of digital government needs systematic investigation to understand emerging research and...
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From the demand side, the need to build e-Governance capacities and expertise is increasing and requires more and more sophisticated knowledge and competencies to fulfil the stakeholders' needs. The e-Governance profession and skills needs are also becoming more diverse and more specialized. From the supply side, we can also witness a growing inter...
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Government 3.0' as the new paradigm brings in new disruptive technologies in the digitization process of the public sector. The massive use of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things and other technologies in public service provisioning that have a potential to significantly influence the life of a large nu...
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Over the past years, implementation of and research on cloud computing in the eGovernment context have increased substantially. A wide range of benefits and challenges is suggested in the literature. However, these suggestions appear fragmented and disconnected and do not offer a clear overview of the main challenges and benefits. Therefore, there...
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This paper introduces the Gov 3.0 project "Scientific foundations training and entrepreneurship activities in the domain of ICT-enabled Governance". The objective of the project is to establish a knowledge alliance targeting the research and training challenges in the field of ICT-enabled Governance. The project is strongly connected to the theme o...
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Trust is necessary for the functioning of Couchsurfing.com service. Without a certain degree of trust, the users would not let other Couchsurfing members into their homes, yet the trust has to form prior to any face-to-face interaction. This article explores the concept of trust in Couchsurfing through a quantitative survey of its users, looking in...
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The research explores the process of grieving in an online environment, aiming to answer the question of how users perceive grieving practices on Facebook. The article is based on a survey of Facebook users, in which they estimate the importance of the topic and anonymously share their personal experiences related to death on Facebook. The survey a...
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Social Media has become an important political tool in Ukraine. During the 2013-2014 protests many Facebook groups were established. With the success of the protests and the change of the government, they did not disappear but rather switched their focus to raising awareness of internal corruption and providing support to the Ukrainian citizens inv...
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Present research deals with one kind of social networks used by travellers who want to stay during their travel at homes of local people rather than in a hotel or a hostel. Hospitality exchange online services like Couchsurfing, Hospitality Club or BeWelcome are used as mediators for organisation of accommodation without any financial benefit for t...
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The ubiquity of social networks led to the rise of the phenomenon of social travel, when a traveller no matter how far he or she has gone is always connected to the other travellers, sharing the experiences and perspectives (primarily visual ones). This resulted in the transformation of travelling: rather than existing as a process with clear start...
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The present article describes the results of research on online identity construction during participation in hospitality social networks. One type of user submitted data, references, was analysed to uncover and describe the way trust is conveyed in Couchsurfing.org. Through corpus-based linguistic analysis, authors explore the relative importance...
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The present article describes the results of research on online identity construction during the participation in the hospitality social networks. Specifically the user references are analysed to understand patterns that form the image of a member. CouchSurfing service (couchsurfing.org) allows users to leave short texts where the experience of hos...
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Online hospitality service networks are a particular type of social network services, used by its members to offer and seek accommodation in exchange for non-monetary benefits: communication, cultural exchange, etc. Although the popularity of such networks increased steadily over the last decade they still do not receive enough attention from the s...

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