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Investigation into the adoption of open government data among students: the behavioural intention-based comparative analysis of three countries

Martin Lněnička (University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic)
Anastasija Nikiforova (University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)
Stuti Saxena (IMS Unison University, Dehradun, India)
Purnima Singh (Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh, India)

Aslib Journal of Information Management

ISSN: 2050-3806

Article publication date: 6 January 2022

Issue publication date: 16 May 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

Open government data (OGD) are considered as a technology capable of promoting transparency openness, and accountability, which in turn has a positive impact on innovation activities and creates responsive government, collaboration, cooperation, co-creation and participation. The purpose of this paper is to explore the adoption of OGD and open data portals among students, in an attempt to discover how governments can improve their actions in this respect.

Design/methodology/approach

This study develops a behavioural intention-based analysis using constructs from the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, which is supplemented with additional constructs that meet the purpose of the study. In total, ten constructs divided into 33 items constituted the input for our study. Input data for the developed model have been collected through a structured questionnaire distributed between bachelor's and master's level students in three countries – the Czech Republic, India and Latvia. A structural equation modelling technique was used to analyse the relationships between variables of the model and test the nine hypothesis defined.

Findings

Six constructs have been identified to facilitate significant relationships with behavioural intention. The analysis of the results of the three countries allows us to draw more objective conclusions in respect to the aim of the study and to reveal country-specific aspects that need to be addressed in the future.

Originality/value

This study adds to the existing literature few theoretical and practical aspects. It highlights the role of open data portals as a central point of OGD infrastructures. It enables governments to understand the relationships among the related constructs, improving their actions and modifying their data infrastructures accordingly.

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Acknowledgements

None.

Citation

Lněnička, M., Nikiforova, A., Saxena, S. and Singh, P. (2022), "Investigation into the adoption of open government data among students: the behavioural intention-based comparative analysis of three countries", Aslib Journal of Information Management, Vol. 74 No. 3, pp. 549-567. https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-08-2021-0249

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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