The Sustainable Value of Open Government Data


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The Sustainable Value of Open Government Data

Show simple item record Jetzek, Thorhildur Hansdottir 2015-09-18T13:38:46Z 2015-09-18T13:38:46Z 2015-09-18
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793339309
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793339316
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.description.abstract The impact of the digital revolution on our societies can be compared to the ripples caused by a stone thrown in water: spreading outwards and affecting a larger and larger part of our lives with every year that passes. One of the many effects of this revolution is the emergence of an already unprecedented amount of digital data that is accumulating exponentially. Moreover, a central affordance of digitization is the ability to distribute, share and collaborate, and we have thus seen an “open theme” gaining currency in recent years. These trends are reflected in the explosion of Open Data Initiatives (ODIs) around the world. However, while hundreds of national and local governments have established open data portals, there is a general feeling that these ODIs have not yet lived up to their true potential. This feeling is not without good reason; the recent Open Data Barometer report highlights that strong evidence on the impacts of open government data is almost universally lacking (Davies, 2013). This lack of evidence is disconcerting for government organizations that have already expended money on opening data, and might even result in the termination of some ODIs. This lack of evidence also raises some relevant questions regarding the nature of value generation in the context of free data and sharing of information over networks. Do we have the right methods, the right intellectual tools, to understand and reflect the value that is generated in such ecosystems? en_US
dc.format.extent 393 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;24.2015
dc.title The Sustainable Value of Open Government Data en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for IT-Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ITM en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of IT Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ITM en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2015 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Uncovering the Generative Mechanisms of Open Data through a Mixed Methods Approach en_US

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