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Driving factors of service innovation using open government data: An exploratory study of entrepreneurs in two countries

Driving factors of service innovation using open government data: An exploratory study of... Open government data offers great potential forinnovation and growth in various sectors of societal life. The use of opendata is expected to power the development of new or enhanced services andproducts. However, in practice service innovation on the basis of open datais in its infancy; furthermore, there is limited knowledge about theadoption of open data by businesses. This study investigates: What are thedriving factors of open data adoption by businesses for service innovation?To get insights into this issue we conduct a survey of businesses in Swedenand the Netherlands who have experimented with open data. Our study isexplorative since open data innovation is an emerging research direction. Wefind that the driving factors motivating businesses to innovate with opendata differ widely, however on average innovativeness of the company and itsexpertise and skills play an important role. We also conclude thatfacilitating conditions are viewed by businesses as an influential driver,but they are not given enough attention by data providers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Polity IOS Press

Driving factors of service innovation using open government data: An exploratory study of entrepreneurs in two countries

Information Polity , Volume 20 (1): 16 – Jul 6, 2015

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IOS Press
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Copyright © 2015 IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved
ISSN
1570-1255
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1875-8754
DOI
10.3233/IP-150353
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Abstract

Open government data offers great potential forinnovation and growth in various sectors of societal life. The use of opendata is expected to power the development of new or enhanced services andproducts. However, in practice service innovation on the basis of open datais in its infancy; furthermore, there is limited knowledge about theadoption of open data by businesses. This study investigates: What are thedriving factors of open data adoption by businesses for service innovation?To get insights into this issue we conduct a survey of businesses in Swedenand the Netherlands who have experimented with open data. Our study isexplorative since open data innovation is an emerging research direction. Wefind that the driving factors motivating businesses to innovate with opendata differ widely, however on average innovativeness of the company and itsexpertise and skills play an important role. We also conclude thatfacilitating conditions are viewed by businesses as an influential driver,but they are not given enough attention by data providers.

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Information PolityIOS Press

Published: Jul 6, 2015

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