MPA Major Research Papers

Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration


Political Science


Suttie, Peter

Geographical Areas



This paper examines the potential implications of information and communication technologies on interorganizational relations in the local government sector based on a case study of the Municom Network, which was designed to electronically link Ontario municipalities. The findings reveal that the Municom Network could be an important addition in strengthening interorganizational relationships in the future, as it provides a number of useful tools for direct communication, it is an efficient and powerful means of keeping municipal practitioners updated on events that affect their organization, and it serves as a central repository of municipal information.