The openness challenge: Why some cities take it on and others don't


Open data is an important trend being considered by many municipalities globally. Open data in cities refers to making public data generated by municipal transactions and sources available to parties outside the government. Open data in the government sector can be beneficial both to governments as well as to their citizens as open data can help improve transparency, accountability and spurs economic growth. However, there is a lack of wide adoption of open data initiatives across cities both in the United States and in other countries. This study aims to examine the factors that influence the adoption of open data initiative and highlight the role of the IT capabilities and the information management capabilities of the government in influencing the rate of adoption.

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20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014

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