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dc.identifier.citationVella, S. (2018). Blockchain technology in the Government of Malta: an analysis (Bachelor's dissertation).en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis study examines various possibilities in which the blockchain technology can be applied in Malta, with specific relation to the public sector. The research explores benefits, challenges and requirements perceived to be necessary for the implementation of this emerging technology in the Government of Malta. In addition, it explores the future perspective of Malta in adopting the blockchain technology. Interviews were conducted with participants who were chosen through purposive sampling. The sampling frame included a participant with technical expertise and industry expertise, Chief Information Officers within ministries in which Blockchain could be adopted, and another participant from the Government of Malta for the strategic perspective that enriched the outcome of this study. Analysis of the interviews and participants’ perspectives generated over-arching themes. These individuals revealed that Blockchain technology holds promise to disrupt the public sector in Malta. However, since this technology is at its early stages, it was evident that further analysis, research and education were required. A number of possible use cases within the public sector were identified in this study. It can be concluded that although this shift is very likely to happen, the application of such a technology is still immature, and education must address both positive and negative sides prior to implementation.en_GB
dc.subjectBlockchains (Databases) -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectPublic administration -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleBlockchain technology in the Government of Malta : an analysisen_GB
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dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Maltaen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy. Department of Managementen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorVella, Shaun-
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEma - 2018
Dissertations - FacEMAMAn - 2018

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