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Towards value-creating and sustainable open data ecosystems: A comparative case study and a research agenda

van Loenen, Bastiaan; Zuiderwijk, Anneke; Vancauwenberghe, Glenn; Lopez-Pellicer, Francisco J.; Mulder, Ingrid; Alexopoulos, Charalampos; Magnussen, Rikke; Saddiqa, Mubashrah; Dulong de Rosnay, Melanie; Crompvoets, Joep; Polini, Andrea; Re, Barbara; Casiano Flores, Cesar

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  <dc:creator>van Loenen, Bastiaan</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Zuiderwijk, Anneke</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Vancauwenberghe, Glenn</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Lopez-Pellicer, Francisco J.</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Mulder, Ingrid</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Alexopoulos, Charalampos</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Magnussen, Rikke</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Saddiqa, Mubashrah</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Dulong de Rosnay, Melanie</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Crompvoets, Joep</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Polini, Andrea</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Re, Barbara</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Casiano Flores, Cesar</dc:creator>
  <dc:description>Abstract: Current open data systems lag behind in their promised value creation and sustainability. The objective of the current study is twofold: 1) to investigate whether existing open data systems meet the requirements of open data ecosystems, and 2) to develop a research agenda that discusses the gaps between current open data systems on the one hand and participatory, value-creating, sustainable open data ecosystems on the other hand. The literature reveals that the main characteristics of value-creating, sustainable open data ecosystems are user-drivenness, inclusiveness, circularity, and skill-based. Our comparative case study of five open data systems in various application domains and countries highlighted that none of these systems are real open data ecosystems: they often do not balance open data supply and demand, exclude specific user groups and domains, are linear, and lack skill-training. We elaborate on a research agenda that discusses how research should address the challenge of making open data ecosystems more value-generating and sustainable.</dc:description>
  <dc:relation>info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/Horizon 2020 Framework Programme - European Training Networks/955569/</dc:relation>
  <dc:source>eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM) 13(2) 1-27</dc:source>
  <dc:subject>Open data</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>value creation</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>research agenda</dc:subject>
  <dc:title>Towards value-creating and sustainable open data ecosystems: A comparative case study and a research agenda</dc:title>
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