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Understanding Datafication Effects of Open Government Information Systems – A Contemporary Systems Thinking Approach

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Title: Understanding Datafication Effects of Open Government Information Systems – A Contemporary Systems Thinking Approach
Authors: Marjanovic, Olivera
Cecez-Kecmanovic, Dubravka
Keywords: Datafication effects
Open Data
Open government IS
Performance data
Case Study
Issue Date: 04 Jan 2017
Abstract: This paper contributes to an improved understanding of datafication effects of open government Information Systems (IS). We focus on a particular category of these IS that is designed to provide open performance data of a public sector (education, health, social services) in the name of accountability and transparency. While acknowledging possible positive datafication effects, in this paper we investigate the negative ones caused by propagation and reuse of open performance data. Using contemporary systems thinking as a theoretical lens, we identify three main types of datafication mechanisms, explain their underlying systemic manifestations and illustrate their societal effects. Drawing insights from a longitudinal research case study of a large-scale open government IS in Australia, we ‘unpack’ mutually-shaping relationships between technology and human behavior, reinforced by various feedback loops within a wider societal system.
Pages/Duration: 10 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41485
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-0-2
DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2017.329
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Appears in Collections:Open Data, Information Processing, and Datification in Government Minitrack



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