Data-Driven Innovation through Open Government Data

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    The exponentially growing production of data and the social trend towards openness and sharing are power-ful forces that are changing the global economy and society. Governments around the world have become active participants in this evolution, opening up their data for access and reuse by public and private agents alike. The phenomenon of Open Government Data has spread around the world in the last four years, driven by the widely held belief that use of Open Government Data has the ability to generate both economic and social value. However, a cursory review of the popular press, as well as an investigation of academic research and empirical data, reveals the need to further understand the relationship between Open Government Data
    and value. In this paper, we focus on how use of Open Government Data can bring about new innovative solutions that can generate social and economic value. We apply a critical realist approach to a case study analysis to uncover the mechanisms that can explain how data is transformed to value. We explore the case of Opower, a pioneer in using and transforming data to induce a behavioral change that has resulted in a considerable reduction in energy use over the last six years.
    The exponentially growing production of data and the social trend towards openness and sharing are power-ful forces that are changing the global economy and society. Governments around the world have become active participants in this evolution, opening up their data for access and reuse by public and private agents alike. The phenomenon of Open Government Data has spread around the world in the last four years, driven by the widely held belief that use of Open Government Data has the ability to generate both economic and social value. However, a cursory review of the popular press, as well as an investigation of academic research and empirical data, reveals the need to further understand the relationship between Open Government Data
    and value. In this paper, we focus on how use of Open Government Data can bring about new innovative solutions that can generate social and economic value. We apply a critical realist approach to a case study analysis to uncover the mechanisms that can explain how data is transformed to value. We explore the case of Opower, a pioneer in using and transforming data to induce a behavioral change that has resulted in a considerable reduction in energy use over the last six years.
    LanguageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research
    Volume9
    Issue number2
    Pages100-120
    ISSN0718-1876
    StatePublished - 2014

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      Data-Driven Innovation through Open Government Data. / Jetzek, Thorhildur; Avital, Michel; Bjørn-Andersen, Niels.

      In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2014, p. 100-120.

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