Critical Factors for Open Data Publication and Use: A Comparison of City-level, Regional, and Transnational Cases

Iryna susha, Anneke Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, Yannis Charalabidis, Peter Parycek, Marijn Janssen

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Abstract

There is a lack of research concerning the factors influencing the success or failure of open data initiatives. Based on the results of two workshops, we provide a list of 47 success factors for open data publication and 18 success factors for open data use. We further use three case studies (ENGAGE, Open NY, and Open Vienna) to examine how the criticality of factors varies depending on the geographical level and other characteristics of the open data initiative. The cases, representing open data initiatives at city, regional, and transnational levels, point at different categories of critical success factors. Our key conclusions are that 1) the criticality of the factors depends considerably on the context of the open data initiative; 2) a number of success factors appear to be more universally applicable than others; 3) the factors that are critical to all three cases are derived from many different success factor categories, which suggests that open data initiatives should adopt an interdisciplinary approach, and 4) further work is needed to detail the success factors for open data publication and use in other contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-115
JournalJeDEM eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • open data
  • success
  • success factors
  • level
  • taxonomy
  • e-government
  • case study

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