Are creative users more apt in reusing and adopting Open Government Data (OGD)? Gender differences

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Abstract

Open Government Data (OGD) has been considered as a potent instrument for value creation and innovation by a range of stakeholders. Given that individual ingenuity is a function of individual and environmental factors, it is important to understand how the OGD adoption and usage is a factor of creative performance behaviors (CPB), viz., Problem Identification (PI), Information Search (IS), Idea Generation (IG) and Idea Promotion (IP) as well as creative self-efficacy (CSE). Invoking the adapted Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) constructs alongside the moderating effects of CPB and CSE constructs and also gender, the present study seeks to underline the behavioural intention towards OGD adoption and usage among 362 undergraduate and postgraduate university students in India. The guiding research question is: “Is there any difference among the males and females in terms of their OGD adoption and usage as far as their creative propensities are concerned?” Findings from the PLS-SEM (Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modeling) procedures show that there are gender differences across the CPB and CSE constructs. The study's contribution lies in furthering our understanding of OGD adoption and use with the additional determinants of creativity literature.