Competing institutional logics of information sharing in public services: Why we often seem to be talking at cross-purposes when we talk about information sharing

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Sharing information and data across organizational boundaries has proved hard to achieve. This is, in part, because we have framed the problem, and possible solutions, in one of three conflicting ways that draw on powerful institutional logics: design, governance and enculturation. Five strategies for addressing this conflict are presented—contingency, combination, conflict, ambiguity and synthesis. The conclusion links the problem of information sharing to the paradoxical nature of information.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-345
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Money & Management
Issue number5
Early online date23 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • Information governance
  • ; information sharing;
  • institutional logics;
  • paradox of organizing

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