The Role of Information Systems to Support Performance Management in Public Administration: The Case of the Italian Regulatory Authority for the Energy Sector

  • Simone Lazzini
  • Luca Anselmi
  • Luca Lo Schiavo
  • Anna Maria Falanga
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 6)


The objective of this paper is to offer a significant contribution to the debate on how to implement performance measurement systems in the Public Administration by proposing a model based on an integrated information system where planning (strategic and operational) and measurement systems are supported by a single application that drives the whole process. The research is based on the case study method [1] and analyses the characteristics of ICT systems in supporting the management control systems developed by the Italian regulatory authority for the energy sector (AEEG). The results of our work suggest that a single measurement metric may be identified for the assessment of the output produced by both core and accessory structures, in complete integration with the planning and control process.


Performance management system Information system in public administration Authority 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Lazzini
    • 1
  • Luca Anselmi
    • 1
  • Luca Lo Schiavo
    • 2
  • Anna Maria Falanga
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Italian Regulatory Authority for the Energy SectorMilanItaly

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