Halduskultuur 2019-11-22T01:09:03+02:00 Shobhit Shakya Open Journal Systems <p><strong><em>Halduskultuur – The Estonian Journal of Administrative Culture and Digital Governance</em></strong>, published by&nbsp;<a title="RND" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance</a> at Tallinn University of Technology, is a peer-reviewed multi-language interdisciplinary journal of administrative studies. The journal publishes contributions in English, the lingua franca of our times, and also in the languages of the region: Estonian, Finnish, German, Russian. The journal appears bi-annually.</p> How to reap the benefits of the “digital revolution”? Modularity and the commons 2019-11-22T01:09:03+02:00 Vasilis Kostakis <p>A significant potential of the digital revolution has not been fully realized. A contextual shift has to take place to build institutions that would harness the power of a fundamental aspect of digital technologies: modularity. I show why modularity lies at the heart of digital technologies and describe its strengths and drawbacks. Further, I discuss an emerging mode of production premised on modularity, which may point towards a more sustainable and inclusive digital transformation yet to come.</p> 2019-10-31T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Impact of climate discourse on national scientific networks in energy technologies: the case of Estonian science and industry linkages 2019-11-22T01:09:02+02:00 Kaija Valdmaa Piret Tõnurist Ringa Raudla <p>This article examines how the global climate change discourse influences the implementation of national science policy in the area of energy technology, with a focus on industry and science collaborations and networks. We develop a set of theoretical propositions about how the issues in the global discourse are likely to influence research agendas and networks, the nature of industry-science linkages and the direction of innovation. The plausibility of these propositions is examined, using Estonia as a case study. We find that the global climate discourse has indeed led to the diversification of research agendas and networks, but the shifts in research strategies often tend to be rhetorical and opportunistic. The ambiguity of the global climate change discourse has also facilitated incremental innovation towards energy efficiency and the potentially sub-optimal lock-in of technologies. In sum, the Estonian case illustrates how the introduction of policy narratives from the global climate change discourse to the national level can shape the actual policy practices and also networks of actors in a complex and non-linear fashion, with unintended effects.</p> 2019-11-11T15:19:28+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Examining the Collaborative Process: Collaborative Governance in Malaysia 2019-11-22T01:09:02+02:00 Abdillah Noh, Dr Nadia Hezlin Yashaiya <p><strong>This article identifies and examines factors important to the collaborative process. It does so by treating Malaysia’s performance and management delivery unit (PEMANDU) – which is an agent that played a central role in economic and government transformation programmes – as a prism from which to identify essential components of collaboration. By examining PEMANDU’s various initiatives together with descriptions of two cases on collaboration, the article concludes that facilitative leadership and one-of-a kind organizational design are necessary but not sufficient conditions for a successful collaborative-governance endeavor. Institutionalizing collaborative governance remains problematic. This is because even though collaborative governance is nested within the country’s larger development concerns, the issues of trust, legitimacy and regime change have made collaborative governance a still nascent tool for public-sector reform effort.</strong></p> 2019-11-11T15:17:12+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##