Benefits and value of information services: Case Finnish Meteorological Institute

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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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Leviäkangas, P., & Hautala, R. (2008). Benefits and value of information services: Case Finnish Meteorological Institute. In VTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business (pp. 84-93). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 253
Leviäkangas, Pekka ; Hautala, Raine. / Benefits and value of information services : Case Finnish Meteorological Institute. VTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2008. pp. 84-93 (VTT Symposium; No. 253).
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Leviäkangas, P & Hautala, R 2008, Benefits and value of information services: Case Finnish Meteorological Institute. in VTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Symposium, no. 253, pp. 84-93, VTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business , Espoo, Finland, 19/08/08.

Benefits and value of information services : Case Finnish Meteorological Institute. / Leviäkangas, Pekka; Hautala, Raine.

VTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2008. p. 84-93 (VTT Symposium; No. 253).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsProfessional

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Leviäkangas P, Hautala R. Benefits and value of information services: Case Finnish Meteorological Institute. In VTT Symposium on Service Science, Technology and Business. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2008. p. 84-93. (VTT Symposium; No. 253).