Value generation from open government data in the public sector: Development and validation of a multidimensional scale

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https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v13i2.667

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Data-driven public sector, open data, absorptive capacity, open government, measurement tool

Abstract

The use of open government data by governments can create opportunities and drive the digital transformation of the public sector. However, there is no integrative measure that assesses the factors that enable public organizations to effectively utilize open government data. The objective of this research was to develop and validate an instrument to assess the factors related to value generation from the use of open government data in the public sector. The construction of the scale was a three-step process. First, the items were structured. Next, a pilot study was performed. Lastly, the instrument was validated. The results indicate that the measure of value generation from the use of open government data is a multidimensional construct, which presents promising implications for future research. This study contributes by developing an instrument that can serve as an analysis tool that will aid public managers who are interested in utilizing open government data.

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Author Biographies

Vanessa Hernandes Oliveira de Oliveira, Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia Farroupilha

Vanessa Hernandes Oliveira de Oliveira is Ph.D. student in the Management Department at University of Beira Interior, Portugal. She is currently a researcher of NECE-UBI – Research Centre for Business Sciences. Her main research areas are open government, public management, digital government. She has articles published in congress and one book chapter. E-mail: vanessa.hernandes.oliveira@ubi.pt; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3228-3899

Paulo Gonçalves Pinheiro , University of Beira Interior

Paulo Gonçalves Pinheiro is a Full Professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Department of Economics and Business, and a researcher at NECE, Center for Research in Business Sciences (UBI). His teaching activities are mainly on knowledge management and comprehend undergraduate, master, and doctoral students. He is a Ph.D. in administration and the author of several publications. His main research areas are knowledge management, organizational wisdom, organizational spirituality, management theory, information management. E-mail: pgp@ubi.pt; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2397-6463

Nelson Guilherme Machado Pinto, Federal University of Santa Maria

Nelson Guilherme Machado Pinto is an adjunct professor at the Administration Department at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Palmeira das Missões campus - RS, Ph.D. in Administration at the Federal University of Santa Maria (PPGA / UFSM), master’s in administration at PPGA / UFSM and bachelor’s degree in Administration from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. His main research areas are public governance, public finance, public transparency, default, credit management, efficiency analysis, regional development, and the socioeconomic impacts of covid-19. He is the author of several publications. E-mail: nelguimachado@hotmail.com; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1105-2271

Published

2021-12-22

How to Cite

Hernandes Oliveira de Oliveira, V., Gonçalves Pinheiro , P. ., & Machado Pinto, N. G. (2021). Value generation from open government data in the public sector: Development and validation of a multidimensional scale. JeDEM - EJournal of EDemocracy and Open Government, 13(2), 58-88. https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v13i2.667

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