Open Data in Southeast Asia: Towards Economic Prosperity, by Manuel Stagars

By Manuel Stagars

This e-book explores the ability of better openness, responsibility, and transparency in electronic details and executive information for the international locations of Southeast Asia. the writer demonstrates that, even though the time period “open information” appears self-explanatory, it includes an evolving atmosphere of advanced domain names. via empirical case reviews, this e-book explains how governments within the ASEAN may possibly harvest the advantages of open information to maximise their productiveness, potency and innovation. The publication additionally investigates how expanding electronic divides within the inhabitants, limitations to civil society, and shortfalls in civil and political rights threaten to arrest open info in early improvement, which could abate post-2015 improvement agendas within the zone. With powerful open facts regulations and transparent roadmaps, member states of the ASEAN can harvest the promising possibilities of open information of their specific developmental, institutional and felony settings. Governments, coverage makers, marketers and teachers will achieve a clearer figuring out of the criteria that permit open facts from this well timed research.

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Simply placing information in the public domain is no guarantee that people will make good use of it. Understanding things—scientific publications, arguments, or proofs of innocence—needs concentration and full attention. Many people are too impatient to take the time to investigate the necessary background information, which raises the risk of false interpretations and conclusions from publicly available raw data (Fung et al. 2 Interpretations of data by outsiders without prior knowledge about the goal of data gathering are also problematic (Conradie and Choenni 2014).

2 Operational and Technical Benefits Operational and technical benefits of open data result in less redundancy in data gathering in government agencies, data-informed public policies, easier accessibility and discovery of data, and external quality checks. The opening of systems provides the opportunity for creating feedback loops in which the government can benefit and learn from the public (Janssen et al. 2012). 3 Political and Social Benefits Political and social benefits include greater transparency, accountability, citizen participation in government, decision support, and trust between the public sector, private sector, and citizens (Sieber and Johnson 2015; Zhang et al.

Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 4, 190–204. Janssen, K. (2011). The influence of the PSI directive on open government data: An overview of recent developments. Government Information Quarterly, 28, 446–456. 004. , 2011. The roles of agency and artifacts in assembling open data complementarities, in: ICIS 2011 Proceedings. Presented at the Thirty Second International Conference on Information Systems, Shanghai. McKinsey Global Institute, 2013. Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information (October).

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