"Openness" with and without Information Technology: a framework and a brief history

dc.check.date2018-11-20
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dc.contributor.authorSchlagwein, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorConboy, Kieran
dc.contributor.authorFeller, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorLeimeister, Jan Marco
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Lorraine
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-05T11:30:39Z
dc.date.available2018-04-05T11:30:39Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-20
dc.date.updated2018-03-29T08:48:22Z
dc.description.abstractOver the past two decades, openness (e.g. ‘open’ innovation, ‘open’ education and ‘open’ strategy) has been of increasing interest for researchers and of increasing relevance to practitioners. Openness is often deeply embedded in information technology (IT) and can be both a driver for and a result of innovative IT. To clarify the concept of “openness”, we provide an overview of the scope of cross-disciplinary research on openness. Based on this overview, we develop a framework of openness, which proposes a higher-order concept of “openness” characterised by transparency, access, participation and democracy. The framework further distinguishes open resources, open processes and the effects of opening on particular domains. To provide the historical context and to appreciate the role of IT in openness, we discuss two historical examples of openness: the introduction of an open science model in academia (openness without IT) and the emergence of open source software development (openness with IT). We conclude by highlighting some concerns with and limitations of “openness”.en
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.description.versionAccepted Versionen
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dc.identifier.citationSchlagwein, D., Conboy, K., Feller, J., Leimeister, J. M. and Morgan, L. (2017) '"Openness" with and without Information Technology: a framework and a brief history', Journal of Information Technology, 32(4), pp. 297-305. doi:10.1057/s41265-017-0049-3en
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/s41265-017-0049-3
dc.identifier.endpage305en
dc.identifier.issn1466-4437
dc.identifier.issn0268-3962
dc.identifier.issued4en
dc.identifier.journaltitleJournal of Information Technologyen
dc.identifier.startpage297en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10468/5741
dc.identifier.volume32en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing AG.en
dc.rights© 2017, Association for Information Technology Trust. All rights reserved. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Journal of Information Technology. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.1057/s41265-017-0049-3en
dc.subjectOpennessen
dc.subjectInformation technologyen
dc.subjectTransparencyen
dc.subjectAccessen
dc.subjectParticipationen
dc.subjectDemocracyen
dc.subjectOpen resourcesen
dc.subjectOpen processesen
dc.subjectOpen scienceen
dc.subjectOpen source software developmenten
dc.subjectConcept development frameworken
dc.title"Openness" with and without Information Technology: a framework and a brief historyen
dc.typeArticle (peer-reviewed)en
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