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SEM-Based Value Generation Mechanism from Open Government Data in Environment/Weather Sector

  • Xiaoling SongEmail author
  • Charles Shen
  • Lin Zhong
  • Feniosky Peña-Mora
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)

Abstract

Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activities on the biophysical environment. More and more citizens are engaged in the open data movement for different purposes, in particular, emerging private companies are being built on Open Government Data (OGD) to predict extreme weather events for environmental protection, to satisfy more social requirements (e.g. job creation) and to make economic profits, simultaneously. Emerging companies are utilizing OGD to generate values. Building on a synthesis of the OGD literature and established theories of value generation, we develop a structural equation modelling (SEM)-based model to explore the causal relationship between OGD and value generation. This study constructs the conceptual structural equation model and lays a foundation for the upcoming research.

Keywords

SEM Value generation Open government data Environment/weather sector 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Program of China Scholarship Council (No. 201506240179).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoling Song
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Charles Shen
    • 2
  • Lin Zhong
    • 3
  • Feniosky Peña-Mora
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Advanced ConsTruction and InfOrmation techNology (ACTION) Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering MechanicsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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