Open Data: A Twenty-First-Century Asset for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

71 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018

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Stefaan Verhulst

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab

Robyn Caplan

Data & Society Research Institute; Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway, School of Communication and Information, Students

Date Written: April 1, 2015

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to better understand how open and shared data impacts the economy. Focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups, we consider 354 case studies of companies currently using open data, so that we can better understand how open data can be used and how it can contribute to economic growth, new jobs, greater innovation, and other improvements in our social and economic lives. Grounding our analysis in empirical studies allows us to identify the most important issues confronting any SME considering an open data strategy. It provides lessons and principles that have proven, real-world applicability.

Suggested Citation

Verhulst, Stefaan and Caplan, Robyn, Open Data: A Twenty-First-Century Asset for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (April 1, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3141515 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3141515

Stefaan Verhulst (Contact Author)

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab ( email )

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Robyn Caplan

Data & Society Research Institute ( email )

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Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway, School of Communication and Information, Students ( email )

New Brunswick, NJ
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