Provision and usage of open government data: strategic transformation paths
Industrial Management & Data Systems
Article publication date: 19 September 2019
Issue publication date: 19 September 2019
To create the expected value and benefits through open data, appropriate provision and usage of data are required simultaneously. However, the level of provision and usage of open data differs from country to country. Moreover, previous research on open data has only focused on either open data provision or usage. To fill the research gap, the purpose of this paper is threefold: first, to understand the current status of the provision and usage of open data; second, to identify patterns in the provision and usage of open data; and third, to provide appropriate future directions and guidelines for the transformation paths of each pattern.
The authors analyzed the data collected from open data portals of 13 countries that provide information on the provision and usage of open data together.
The authors identified four patterns of the provision and usage of open data, namely, availability-driven, government-driven, market-driven and interaction-driven patterns. Furthermore, three strategic paths of transformation reach a high level of open data provision and usage, namely, data provision-focused, data usage-focused and balanced transformation paths.
This study provides a foundation that enables researchers to build a holistic theory that can integrate fragmented and incomplete knowledge of open data and usage, particularly in the context of government.
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2014S1A5A2A03064953). This paper is based on the first author’s doctoral dissertation.
Ham, J., Koo, Y. and Lee, J.-N. (2019), "Provision and usage of open government data: strategic transformation paths", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 119 No. 8, pp. 1841-1858. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-04-2019-0218
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