Collective Data Ecosystem Governance and Design:Tensions, Data Quality, and Social Welfare Implication

  • Youngjin Yoo (Panel member)
  • Fatemeh Saadatmand (Panel member)
  • Sirkka Jarvenpaa (Panel member)
  • Elizabeth Davidson (Panel member)
  • Baiyere, A. (Panel member)
  • Niloofar Kazemargi (Panel member)
  • Mahdi M. Najafabadi (Panel member)
  • Nina-Birte Schirrmacher (Panel member)
  • Daniel Fürstenau (Panel member)
  • Anne-Katrin Witte (Panel member)
  • Winkler, T. J. (Panel member)

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


The purpose of this symposium is to bring together scholars to discuss governance models and design of data ecosystems in a decentered way from different societal and scholarly perspectives. We will focus on the specific opportunities and challenges involved in data governance in the absence of a solo (or dominant) owner of a data ecosystem exercising power by prioritizing its own interests over other actors through proprietary technological architecture, and threatening social welfare. However, the complexity of organizing an array of heterogeneous actors with a variety of expectations and motives threatens the sustainability of ecosystems. This symposium aims at providing a deeper understanding of design and governance tradeoffs in developing decentered data ecosystems from strategic, organizational, innovation, infrastructural, ethical and regulatory perspectives. Building on presented papers, this symposium serves as a platform to discuss decentered bottom-up data governance challenges and issues.

Papers for discussion:
1) Decentralized Data Ecosystems as Meta-Organizations / by: Niloofar Kazemargi, University of Chieti-Pescara ; Fatemeh Saadatmand, IT University of Copenhagen
2) A Grounded Theory of Data Connections in Healthcare / by: Daniel Fürstenau, IT University of Copenhagen ; Anne-Katrin Witte, University of Hagen ; Till Winkler, Copenhagen Business School
3) Ego-system or Eco-system? / by: Nina-Birte Schirrmacher, Vrije University Amsterdam
4) Adverse Effect of an Open Data Program on Data Quality / by: Mahdi M Najafabad, California State University.
Period7 Aug 2023
Event titleThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2023: Putting the Worker Front and Center
Event typeConference
Conference number83
OrganiserAcademy of Management
LocationBoston, United States, MassachusettsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational