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Productivity of Czech state administration with focus on IT technology and costs connected with use of modern technologies

Author: Bc. Pavel Fuchs
Year: 2021 - summer
Leaders: Petr Pleticha
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 53
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Link: https://dspace.cuni.cz/handle/20.500.11956/147998
Abstract: Czech state government is often criticized because of slow implementation of new information
technologies (IT). Furthermore, IT-related government contracts are frequently overpriced and the official
analyses say only little about the projects’ efficiency. The paper inquiries into relatively homogenous level
of local government represented by municipalities of extended competence. These jurisdictions have to
guarantee extensive portfolio of services, however they have relative freedom of investment decision
making. We used Data Envelopment Analysis and assigned each municipality with efficiency score. We
found out that higher investment in IT does not stand for improved efficiency and indicates inefficiencies
in public spending. We also described an ambiguous effect of the size of the district and a significant
negative effect of amount of clerks.
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