Generating Sustainable Value from Open Data in a Sharing Society

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    Our societies are in the midst of a paradigm shift that transforms hierarchical 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
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCreating Value for All Through IT
    EditorsBirgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Peter Axel Nielsen
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Print)9783662434581
    ISBN (Electronic)9783662434598
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2014 - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 2 Jun 20144 Jun 2014


    ConferenceIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2014
    SeriesIFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology

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