Management Research Seminar Series presents: "What are Data Supply Chains?"
Friday, March 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Anne L. Washington, PhD
School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
George Mason University
- Friday, March 11, 2016
- 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Telfer School of Management
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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About the Presentation
Data science and business analytics rely on data-driven predictive models yet we know little about the business relationships that support this process. A "data supply chain" is introduced as a process model to drive questions about the mechanisms that produce big data. Prior conceptualizations overlooked how data often are used by sources distant from the origin. Drawing on institutional theory and supply chain literature, this model underscores the role of relationships between organizations. A data supply chain provides a framework for discussing ethical concerns when data are reused far down the supply chain.
About the Speaker
Anne L. Washington is an Assistant Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. As a digital government scholar, her research focuses on the production, meaning and retrieval of public sector information. In 2012, she was the first U.S. citizen to be invited as a fellow with the Peter Pribilla Foundation at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management. The grant project report "Failure-driven innovation" was published as a book by Artop Press, Berlin Germany. She has served as an invited expert to the W3C E-Government Interest Group and the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group. She currently is leading a group of colleagues in her Political Informatics (Poli-Informatics) National Science Foundation grant which leverages open government data and computational analysis for the study of governance.