Benefits and value of information services: Case Finnish Meteorological Institute

Pekka Leviäkangas, Raine Hautala

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    Abstract

    The benefits of meteorological information services have been studied widely, but a coherent view of the impacts of the services has been ambigous. Met-information services must be first seen as a service with potential positive impacts on the societies' functions and only after that will the services be regarded for what they are in fact worth. This paper looks into the value of the services for the society in addition to the methodological contribution, which is also present. The Finnish Meteorological Institute's services represent the empirical case. It seems evident that the value of information will play an increasing role when societies grow more and more information intensive. The results of the empirical case were explicit. The total value of benefits, generated each year by the Institute's services, exceeded the annual budget of the Institute many times over.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages84-93
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-6330-2
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-6329-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventVTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 19 Aug 200819 Aug 2008

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium
    Number253
    ISSN0357-9387

    Conference

    ConferenceVTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business
    CountryFinland
    CityEspoo
    Period19/08/0819/08/08

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