Government Management Innovation in the Age of Big Data

Que Tianshu


“Big data” is a word to be increasingly mentioned, which is used to describe the coming of information explosion. It also defines the related technology development and innovation. Big data triggers a great revolution. This seems to herald the inescapable process of quantization for all professions including academia, business or government. The trend of big data obviously outdated the conventional means of government administration, hence making its innovation the theme of this age. The innovation faces both opportunities and challenges. Opportunities are that it promotes information transparency and policy making based on population subdivision. For challenges, it may increase the risk of “data dictatorship”, privacy, once being abused, may also lead to preemptive punishment; it is also possible to deepen “the digital divide”. Based on pioneering research, this paper puts forward a new mode of government administrative innovation.


Big data; Government management; Data dictatorship; Information

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