Research project

Digital transformation strategies of German federal states

The project provides a systematic comparison of different approaches to digital policy.

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Project description

Digitialisation requires comprehensive processes of transformation in a wide range of areas across society, the economy, law and politics. Political decision-making at multiple levels is necessary to avoid possible negative effects and make full use of the opportunities of digitalisation.

It is in this context, that the research project investigated the digitalisation strategies of the German states using qualitative case studies. The main focus was on two underlying themes: the processes of strategy development and the coordination and political steering of digitalisation.

The project’s aim was to discover under what conditions the digitalisation strategies can support the commitment of the relevant actors and the steering of digitalisation at the state level.

The project was completed by 31 December, 2020.

Contact

Dr. Christoph Egle
Managing Director for Research and Think Tank
forschung@bidt.digital

Project team

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess

Institute for Digital Management and New Media, LMU Munich

Member of the Board of Directors, bidt

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Prof. Dr. Ursula Münch
Director at the Akademie für politische Bildung Tutzing
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Katharina Brunner
Former researcher at the bidt
Andreas Jager
Former researcher at the bidt

Publications

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Digitalisierungsstrategien bundesdeutscher Länder
(in German)

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