The Value Generating Mechanisms of Open Government Data

  • Thorhildur Jetzek Copenhagen Business School
Keywords: Open Government Data, Value, Generative Mechanisms

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Thorhildur Jetzek, Copenhagen Business School
PhD student at CBS and KMD
Published
10-07-2013
Section
Peer-reviewed scientific papers