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|Title:||The Impact on Innovation of Open Access to Spatial Environmental Information: A Research Strategy|
|Authors:||BORZACCHIELLO MARIA TERESA; CRAGLIA Massimo|
|Citation:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT vol. 60 no. 1/2 p. 114-129|
|Publisher:||INDERSCIENCE ENTERPRISES LTD|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||The causal link between accessibility to resources and economic development is frequently claimed, but not always supported by evidencebased studies. This is also the case for increased access to public sector information which is believed to offer major opportunities to boost innovation and growth, and contribute to reducing current economic difficulties. Recognising that little is present in the literature to support conclusively this belief, this paper discusses the main issues that arise when trying to assess the impact of open public sector data on innovation and growth in the private sector. The authors focus in particular on the impact of publicly accessible spatial environmental information on small and medium enterprises, presenting some research questions and proposing a research strategy to address them.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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