Generating Sustainable Value from Open Data in a Sharing Society

Abstract : Our societies are in the midst of a paradigm shift that transforms hierarchal markets into an open and networked economy based on digital technology and information. In that context, open data is widely presumed to have a positive effect on social, environmental and economic value; however the evidence to that effect has remained scarce. Subsequently, we address the question how the use of open data can stimulate the generation of sustainable value. We argue that open data sharing and reuse can empower new ways of generating value in the sharing society. Moreover, we propose a model that describes how different mechanisms that take part within an open system generate sustainable value. These mechanisms are enabled by a number of contextual factors that provide individuals with the motivation, opportunity and ability to generate sustainable value.
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Thorhildur Jetzek, Michel Avital, Niels Bjørn-Andersen. Generating Sustainable Value from Open Data in a Sharing Society. Transfer and Diffusion of IT (TDIT), Jun 2014, Aalborg, Denmark. pp.62-82, ⟨10.1007/978-3-662-43459-8_5⟩. ⟨hal-01381180⟩

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