The Value Generating Mechanisms of Open Government Data

Thorhildur Jetzek

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    Recent trends towards openness and technical connectivity have offered the ability to drive massive social and economic change; however they demand a redefinition of relationships. We have observed a move from a polarized world where companies operate in economic markets while governments drive social progress, to an interconnected, networked world of shared resources and co-creation. One of the trends driving this change is open government data. This paper presents a framework of four value generating mechanisms from use of OGD. The framework makes it easier to compare and communicate different pathways to value generation, while highlighting the current tensions between the private/public and economic/social domains. Our proposition is that these tensions bring about possibilites for synergies and value enhancement.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalGeoforum Perspektiv
    Issue number23
    Pages (from-to)48-56
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Also published under the title: The Value of Public Open Data

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