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Pekka Leviäkangas, Riitta Molarius, Open government data policy and value added - Evidence on transport safety agency case, Technology in Society, Volume 63, 2020, 101389, ISSN 0160-791X,

Open government data policy and value added : evidence on transport safety agency case

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Author: Leviäkangas, Pekka1; Molarius, Riitta2
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
2VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-01-19


Open government data (OGD) is expected to generate economic growth and boost innovation. To demonstrate how open government data was utilised by business actors and how the data translated into economic gross value added, the case of Finnish Transport Safety Agency’s data is shown. The estimated annual increased marginal turnover enabled by the OGD of the private companies yielded to a minimum of 102 million EUR. The estimated annual gross value added to the economy based on the use of OGD was 41 million EUR. The industries benefitting the most from open data policy were the insurance and financial services, marketing and publishing.

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Series: Technology in society
ISSN: 0160-791X
ISSN-E: 1879-3274
ISSN-L: 0160-791X
Volume: 63
Article number: 101389
DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101389
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 212 Civil and construction engineering
Funding: This work was supported by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency for March 2017–December 2018.
Copyright information: © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.