Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have long been studied as a form of business investment. Data sharing is a newly popular type of collaboration between industrial companies. For the first time a research is focusing on the impact of sharing data on firm profits and growth. How are company resources being divided to internal and external resources?
The purpose of this research is to receive new knowledge in building the business case for data sharing in Industrial and Service companies. In the research the company resources dividing to internal and external resources are being studied. The study aims to answer the questions of what the data sharing opportunities are in both national and in international level. Research is conducted both industry and company level (Finnish and EU-27 companies).