We've been working on developing the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries project since April 2012. In that process we looked across existing literatures on open data, transparency and accountability, the economic re-use of data, and inclusion and empowerment to identify key issues that our research should address.
The result is written up in the first ODDC working paper, setting out the conceptual framework guiding our work.
The paper covers issues of defining open data, and looks at key issues in open data research such as licenses, data standards and intermediary activity, as well as surveying connections between open data literatures and existing work on transparency and accountability, empowerment and innovation and economic development. It also outlines the ODDC case studies being undertaken over 2013-2014.
Download it now (PDF).