Economic Benefits of Open
David Porter asked me (Scott Leslie) if I knew of any research supporting the economic benefits of "open." While the request was at first specific to our work in Open Education, I have expanded the search to include evidence of the economic benefits of many different kinds of open, especially as some of the more mature fields, like Open Access and Open Source, have much more substantial findings in this regards.
Economic Benefits of Open Access
- economic benefits of open access
- full journal edition dedicated to economic analysis of open access - http://www.eap-journal.com/vol_39_iss_1.php
- Podcast: Uncovering the social and economic benefits of open access
- Guardian's Open Portal - includes an assertion (though as yet speculative) from editor this is sound business: "There are these two forces in society," says Rusbridger. "To me it is unarguable that the best side to be on journalistically is open. This may be at odds to the business side of news organisations, but no one can yet point to a predictable business model. My belief is that the money will follow the successful journalism and it is very difficult to do successful journalism that is closed."
Economic Benefits of Open Source
- CODE - Collaborative Ownership & the Digital Economy - http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?tid=10459&ttype=2
Economic Benefits of Open Standards
- An Economic Basis for Open Standards
- via @psychemedia number of good references on benefits to UK government of promoting open standards
Economic Benefits of Open Data
- Costs and Benefits of Data Provision: Report to the Australian National Data Service
Economic Benefits of OER
- Sustainability Model for OER, Wiley - it could be argued that David's piece, in showing a measureable increase in enrollments due to OERs implemented a specific way, leads to direct economic benefit.