This policy brief suggests that in designing international institutions, states and other principals should draw from a tool kit of strategies and techniques for promoting collaboration, including introducing or developing formal and informal mechanisms, and harnessing the Group of Seven (G7) and the Group of...
Consolidating institutional repositories in a digital, free, open access publication platform for all scholarly output
This paper explains the University Journals project, and how the involved universities want to facilitate a valuable alternative publication platform that complies with Plan S principles that enables publication and dissemination of all research outcomes.
Identifying management practices for implementation of Obeya Rooms in investment projects in a construction stage
The need to manage production processes through permanent work in the value chain by means of improved communication and coordination from the parties involved has been identified as one of the key factors of the Lean approach. Tools such as the Obeya Rooms represent an...
This policy brief argues that practitioners and scholars can work together better by pivoting from ‘big questions’ towards ‘big challenges,’ and finding new ways of working collaboratively, especially by drawing lessons from successful collaborations, rather than dwell on supposed tensions between scholars and practitioners.
Drawing on interviews with policy experts and digital specialists inside and outside government, this report argues that better use of data and new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, would improve policy makers’ understanding of problems like coronavirus and climate change, and aid collaboration with colleagues...
There is currently no standard in place to provide guidance on the deployment of corporate data policies to manage ethics, transparency and trust in data value chains. This policy brief proposes issues that should be covered in the proposed standard.
Prevailing project procurement processes and strategies are thought to be the root cause for many of the reported criticisms of the construction industry, such as lack of trust and collaboration and short term adversarial and transactional relationships. This study uses an integrated grounded theory case-study...
Digital transformation is not a new endeavour for business, though prior attempts have often failed to realise its full potential. This paper explores the increasing yet evolving role and relevance of digital transformation in business today.
This paper argues that China and Canada share many views and interests regarding global governance, in particular on the issues of sustainable development and reforming the existing global governance institutions. However, the differences in ideology, domestic politics and stage of development may constrain the depth...
The development and utilisation of artificial intelligence is currently a hot topic of debate in the UK Government, industry and the research community. But there is still a lack of clarity as to how AI can best be used to benefit individuals and society. This...
Valuable digitalisation: how local government can play the ‘technology game’ in the public’s interest
The way in which Dutch municipal authorities innovate digitally has an impact on local democracy, the economy, work, social life and the physical environment. In this report, local administrators identify ten perspectives for socially responsible digitalisation.
This paper offers an appraisal of the way in which the Australian Public Service partners with other jurisdictions.
This paper reports preliminary findings from a study sponsored by the ESRC about collaborative governance under austerity.
It is essential that public policy-making is informed by high quality research, in order to support the effectiveness of government decision-making. But the full value of humanities and social science (HSS) research has yet to be realised by policy makers, and as a result we...
The Planning, Implementation and Effectiveness in Indigenous Health Reform (PIE) project, funded by the Lowitja Institute and the Australian Research Council, carried out by the University of Melbourne, arose from concerns by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that despite the importance of participation and...