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dc.contributor.authorPang, M.S.
dc.contributor.authorTafti, A.
dc.contributor.authorKrishnan, M.S.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-01T20:23:40Z
dc.date.available2017-04-02T09:30:09Z
dc.date.issued2016-04
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPang, M. S., Tafti, A. and Krishnan, M. S. Do CIO IT Budgets Explain Bigger or Smaller Governments? Theory and Evidence from US State Governments. Management Science. 2016. 62(4): 1020-1041. DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2015.2164.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0025-1909
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/20670
dc.description©2016 INFORMSen_US
dc.description.abstractGiven the recent concern on "big governments" and rising budget deficits in the United States and European nations, there has been a fundamental economic debate on the proper boundary and role of governments in a society. Inspired by this debate, we study the relationship between information technology (IT) and government size. Drawing on a broad range of the literature from multiple disciplines such as information systems, industrial organization, and political sciences, we present several theoretical mechanisms that explain the impact of IT on government expenditures. Using a variety of data on IT spending and state government expenditures, we find that greater IT investments made by a state chief information officer (CIO) are associated with lower state government spending. It is estimated that on average, a $1 increase in state CIO budgets is associated with a reduction of as much as $3.49 in state overall expenditures. This study contributes to the literature by identifying a key technological factor that affects government spending and showing that IT investments can be a means to restrain government growth.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipRoss School of Business Doctoral Fellowship and Information Systems Executive Forum Fellowship at University of Michigan.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherINFORMSen_US
dc.subjectCIO Budgetsen_US
dc.subjectGovernment Growthen_US
dc.subjectIT investmentsen_US
dc.subjectU.S. State Governmenten_US
dc.titleDo CIO IT Budgets Explain Bigger or Smaller Governments? Theory and Evidence from U.S. State Governmentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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