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.

Innovation ecosystems as a service: Exploring the dynamics between corporates & start-ups in the context of a corporate coworking space

The desire to create innovative organizational spaces has led to various instantiations of innovation ecosystems. Towards this direction, there is a growing interest in establishing corporate innovation ecosystems in the form of ‘corporate coworking spaces’ (CWS). From a relational ontological standpoint, this study builds on the collaborative spaces literature with the aim to investigate the emerging dynamics between corporates and start-ups in an innovation ecosystem. Through an abductive research strategy (ARS) as well as service design methods, we explore how co-creation between corporates and start-ups emerges (or not) in an innovation ecosystem that serves as a collaborative space in Denmark. Our empirical findings challenge the mostly overenthusiastic connotations and thus the study contributes to the critical coworking research stream. More specifically, we give emphasis on the co-constructive entanglement of socio-spatial arrangements and we propose a framework for revisiting the design of CWS through 1) balancing the engineered and evolving parts of the ecosystem, 2) facilitating stakeholder alignment, 3) adopting a service-oriented approach and 4) developing inclusive strategies. Apart from the implications for scholars and practitioners who study and design CWS, we argue that future research would especially benefit from building on a service-oriented approach of innovation ecosystems and we call for more interdisciplinary research.


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Lene Nielsen on Personas at AccsoCon23

Lene Nielsen on Personas at AccsoCon23 Lene Nielsen will talk at AccsoCon23 in Frankfurt on personas, which is a yearly conference for employees at the software company Accso.  Personas has […]


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