News: The REFLACT Winter Seminar ’23

News: The REFLACT Winter Seminar ’23 In a lively and productive atmosphere, the REFLACT research group recently met for our bi-annual full-day seminar, dedicating this session to the completion of […]

News: REFLACT goes on Summer Seminar ’23

REFLACT goes on Summer Seminar ’23 The picturesque setting of Dragør beach hotel became the backdrop for the recent REFLACT summer research seminar, where the research group dedicated two inspiring […]

Event: Talk by Sampsa Hyysalo on May 3rd

A Talk by Sampsa Hyysalo (May 3rd) We invite you to join us for a talk by Sampsa Hyysalo who is visiting from Aalto University, Finland. The talk will take […]

Faculty Viewpoints: Adaptive Governance in Open Data Ecosystem: Experiences and New Insights

The accelerating development of open data infrastructure across the world brings economic and social promises but increasing complexities in coordinating large-scale open data ecosystem that involves citizens, communities, poli cy makers, institutions, and private actors. Following the formation of an open data ecosystem in Shanghai longitudinally (2015-2020), this paper delineates how adaptive governance is effective in addressing the initial void of data governance in the ecosystem, and the competing logics of data as a social resource over time. The case study highlights that adaptive governance in open data ecosystem undergoes continuous experimentations of governance form, which is largely shaped by the different views of data as a resource. Foregrounding the digital dimension of governance, this study also brings attention to the role of sociotechnical arrangements in shaping the form of adaptive governance by unfolding how actors in the ecosystem strategically use daily communication technologies as an experimental field for governance form.