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How to Implement an Open Data Strategy? Analyzing Organizational Change Processes to Enable Value Creation by Revealing Data

Enders, Tobias; Benz, Carina; Schüritz, Ronny; Lujan, Pamela

In recent years, organizations in the private sector have started making part of their data available to the public free of charge. The phenomenon, known as open data and so far mostly embraced by governmental institutions, creates an opportunity for companies to increase corporate transparency and foster outside innovation. However, it contradicts the notion of maximizing profits by directly monetizing data assets and requires the dedication of internal resources to what are currently unknown benefits. We conduct a multiple case study to develop an understanding of how organizations approach the implementation of an open data strategy. Our qualitative explorative study analyses the results through the lens of organizational change theory. We find that open data requires substantial organizational change and derive six propositions for designing this transition. This study therefore contributes to initial theory building and lays the foundation for future empirical research. Moreover, it provides insights for organizations on how open data initiatives are implemented and offers guidance to practitioners that aim to get open data strategies under way.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Marketing (IISM)
Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsdatum 15.06.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000119381
Erschienen in European Conference on Information Systems, Marrakesch, Marokko, June 15 - 17, 2020
Veranstaltung 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2020), Online, 15.06.2020 – 17.06.2020
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung virtual conference
Schlagwörter Open Data, Data Value, Data Ecosystem, Organizational Change
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