Stakeholder tensions in decision-making for opening government data

Ahmad Luthfi, Marijn Janssen, Joep Crompvoets

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Abstract

Various types of stakeholders are often involved in the process of deciding to open data. However, the influence of multiple–actors on the decision-making process is ill-understood. Stakeholders play different roles and have different interests in opening and analyzing datasets. The objective of this paper is to understand the influence of the stakeholder’s roles and their interests in the decision-making process to open data. The roles-interest grid method is used to determine the stakeholder’s concerns and how they influence the decision-making process to open data. In addition to stakeholder theory, we employ muddling through and bounded rationality theories to create a comprehensive analysis of the decision-making process. Stakeholders are found to be diverse, where some are proponents of opening data, and others are risk-averse and do not favor disclosing data. Stakeholder’s responsible for the actual opening of data are often focused on the risks resulting in a tension between the ambitions of politicians to open data, and the practices of administrators and decision-makers. Understanding the stakeholder’s roles and their tensions can help to ensure better decisions are made. We recommend creating incentives for generating shared objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Modeling and Software Design - 10th International Symposium, BMSD 2020, Proceedings
EditorsBoris Shishkov, Boris Shishkov, Boris Shishkov
PublisherSpringer Open
Pages331-340
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030523053
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event10th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2020 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6 Jul 20208 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume391 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348
ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2020
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period6/07/208/07/20

Keywords

  • Bounded rationality
  • Decision-making
  • Interest
  • Muddling through
  • Open government data
  • Roles
  • Stakeholder

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    Luthfi, A., Janssen, M., & Crompvoets, J. (2020). Stakeholder tensions in decision-making for opening government data. In B. Shishkov, B. Shishkov, & B. Shishkov (Eds.), Business Modeling and Software Design - 10th International Symposium, BMSD 2020, Proceedings (pp. 331-340). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 391 LNBIP). Springer Open. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52306-0_23