The article presents a framework for exploring the drivers, structure, and dynamics of open data initiatives in the city context. Drawing on a case study of the city of Barcelona complemented with other cases, it develops a stepwise framework that can serve as a practical guide for both urban and private leaders to implement open data strategies. Following this model can enable managers to minimize risk and effectively harness the power of open data.
Recommended citation: Berrone, P., Ricart, J.E., Carrasco-Farré, C. (2016). “The open kimono: Toward a general framework for open data initiatives in cities” California Management Review. 59(1).