Gang Song
Mobile Government Laboratory, China

Professor SONG Gang is Director of Mobile Government Laboratory China (mGov Lab China). He is also guest professor at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, external member of Business Information, Organization and Process Management Centre at University of Westminster, Director of Beijing City Administration Information System and Equipment Service Center, Vice-President of Beijing Science and Technology Association of Urban Management, Deputy Chairman of Technical Committee for Standardization on City Administration and Environment, Beijing. He has been Chevening Scholar at Information System Department of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from 2004-2005. He is now engaged in information science and urban science at Institute of RS and GIS, Peking University.

Since 1995, SONG Gang has worked in the private sector, the NGO sector and in government as well. He has worked in the area of business management, environmental protection, city management and ICT industry. From end of 2009, he took the current position to be in charge of the development and operation of information systems, equipments on city administration and law enforcement in Beijing. Before this, he has been in charge of system development of Management Information System of Wanrong Co., BMAC Office Automation System, Underground Pipeline Information System of Beijing, Beijing Informational City Management System, City Operations System for Beijing Olympics. He is also one of the earliest figures utilizing Internet technology to promote sustainable development in China and holds several prestigious national awards on Internet development.
In 1998, he initiated Greener Beijing Institute, which is a famous environmental NGO featured by volunteerism in China and is the first of its kind initiated from Internet. He was also fully responsible for the Internet infrastructure of GBI.
The campaign of Save Tibetan Antelope initiated by GBI in 2000 is welcomed by the press as “the largest ever non-profit campaign since the birth of Internet in China”. Paradise on Fire, a song he collaborated with volunteers of GBI for this campaign is also welcomed by the media as “the first Internet song in China’. The heavy involvement in Internet applications gives him deep understanding of the organizational and societal changes bring about by modern ICT.
During his Chevening scholarship at LSE, his research interest is in ICT and development, e-Government and mobility.
July 2005, He attended the first Europe Mobile Government Conference in the University of Sussex in Brighton with paper “Transcending e-Government: A Case of Mobile Government in Beijing”. He argues that mobile technology, or ubiquitous computing at large, will further push forward the organizational and social change following the Internet technology. By analyzing the paradigm shift of government service delivery model, he suggests that “the application of mobile technology in the government is transforming the morphology of government from traditional hierarchy to Internet-based e-government and finally to people-centric mobile government, and is also pushing forward the theory and practice of ‘fluid government’”.
October 2006, he attended the second International Conference on E-Government in the University of Pittsburgh in USA with paper (co-authored with Tony Cornford) “Mobile Government: Towards a Service Paradigm” which argue that the traditional organizational boundary is "dissolving". In his recent work “Technology Innovation in Perspective of Complexity Science”, “Innovation 2.0 as a Paradigm Shift: Comparative Analysis of Three Innovation Modes” and “Innovation 2.0: Democratizing Innovation in the Knowledge Society”, he further analyzes the complexity of technology innovation and the impact of ICT on society and argues that the development and emergence of ICT enables a knowledge-based society and “dissolves” the traditional boundary of science labs and R&D activities. The ordinary people and the users will have more say, and will be a main player in the innovation process. Focusing on applied innovation, featuring user-centric, demand-driven, mass innovation, open innovation, and co-innovation, Innovation 2.0 is emerging in the knowledge-based society.
Major Publications
SONG Gang. (2009) “Science & Technology Innovation System in Perspective of Open Complex Giant System Theory of Qian Xuesen - Example from Construction of Urban Management Science and Technology Innovation System” Scientific Management Research, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp.1-6
SONG Gang, ZHANG Nan. (2009) “Innovation 2.0: Democratizing Innovation in the Knowledge Society”, China Soft Science, 10, pp. 60-66
SONG Gang, ZHANG Nan, MENG Qingguo. Innovation 2.0 as a Paradigm Shift: Comparative Analysis of Three Innovation Modes. The 3rd International Conference on Engineering Management and Service Sciences (MASS 2009), IEEE Computer Society, 2009
SONG Gang, CHEN Kailiang, ZHANG Nan, TANG Qiang, ZHU Hui. (2008) "Innovation Mode of Fab Lab and Its Enlightenment" Scientific Management Research, Vol. 62, No. 6, pp.1-4
SONG Gang, JI Yang, TANG Qiang, ZHANG Nan. (2008) "Innovation Mode of Living Lab and Its Enlightenment" Scientific Management Research, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp.4-7
SONG Gang, LI Liming, WANG Wusheng. (2008) “Practice of City Management "3 Yan" Application Innovation Park Mode” Chinese Public Administration, Special Issue, pp.98-101
ZHANG Nan, GUO Xunhua, CHEN Guoqing and SONG Gang. (2008) “The Cultural Perspective of Mobile Government Terminal Acceptance: An Exploratory Study in China”. Asia Pacific Conference on Information Systems. Suzhou, China.
SONG Gang, TANG Qiang, CHEN Rui, JI Yang. (2008) “Technology Innovation in Perspective of Complexity Science” Impact of Science on Society, 2, pp.28-33
SONG Gang. Strengthen City Operations Management under the Guidance of View of Scientific Development[J]. Urban and Rural Development, 2008, (1): 64-66
SONG Gang. Three-Dimensional Morphology of Urban Management in Perspective of Complexity Science[J]. Urban Development Research, 2007, 14(6): 72-76
LI Liming, SONG Gang, LIU Kun. etc. Brief Discussion on City Operations Pattern[J]. Urban Management Science and Technology, 2007, 9(2): 22-26 
SONG Gang. Beyond Reductionism: Towards Modern Urban Management[J]. Urban Management Science and Technology, 2007, 9(2): 27-30
SONG Gang, TANG Qiang. Modern Urban Management – An Open Complex Giant System[J]. Urban Development Research, 2007, 14(2): 66-70
SONG Gang, CORNFORD Tony. Mobile Government: Towards a Service Paradigm[C]//Dan Remenyi. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on e-Government. Pittsburgh, USA: University of Pittsburgh, 2006: 208-218
SONG Gang, CHEN Rui. Complexity Science and Modern Urban Management[J]. The Influence of Science on Society, 2006(4): 27-30
SONG Gang, LI Mingsheng. Reinvent Public Management by Mobile Government[J]. Office Automation, 2006(9):10-13
LI Liming, SONG Gang, CAO Jiefeng. etc. The Application of GBCP theory in Beijing Informational City Management System[J]. Municipal Administration and Technology, 2006, 8(3): 99-103.
LI Liming, SONG Gang, CAO Jiefeng. etc. Preliminary Exploration of e-Public Affairs - eGBCP[J]. Municipal Administration and Technology, 2006, 8(1): 1-6.
SONG Gang. Mobile Technology Application in City Management: An Illumination of Project Nomad in UK[J]. Municipal Administration and Technology, 2005, 7(3): 103-106.
SONG Gang. Transcending e-Government: a Case of Mobile Government in Beijing[C]//Kushchu I, Kuscu H. Proceedings of the First European Conference on Mobile Government. Brighton, UK: Sussex University, 2005:476-485
LI Liming, SONG Gang, LIU Kun and WANG Ti. The Feasibility Discussion of “Network Aid” System Engineering [J]. Municipal Administration and Technology, 2004, 6(1): 10-13.

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