What is it about?

The article explores the public value and co-production in the context of IS literature and illustrates a case involving extensive cross-sector collaboration and blockchain-based decentralized identity (DID) service in South Korea. This study investigates how this co-production approaches have implemented in adopting and diffusing DID service with legitimate motives to increase service quality and generate public value.

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Why is it important?

This study suggests a new perspective, which contributes to the IS literature and the phenomenological analysis by investigating co-constructive partnership among cross-sector organizations through the legitimacy-building process, which has not been much empirically researched.


I hope this article makes people more interested in blockchain and its unique technology that brings a decentralized identity in terms of creating value for our society. This is an issue that touches all humans in this era, as ultimately everyone would need to have some form of digital identity. I hope you find this article thought-provoking.

HeeJung Rim
London School of Economics and Political Science

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This page is a summary of: Decentralized identity (DID): new technology adoption and diffusion in South Korea, Transforming Government People Process and Policy, September 2022, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/tg-11-2021-0189.
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