The role of policy transfer in Indonesian governance: the case of academic administrative entrepreneurs

Ario Wicaksono

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The aim of this article is to evaluate the role and resources of academics-turned-senior bureaucrats as key agents of policy transfer in Indonesian bureaucratic reform during the Reformation era (1998–2018). Indonesia has a longstanding tradition of appointing academics into public office. In this research, the concept of Academic Administrative Entrepreneurs is introduced to better understand Indonesian administrative reform and the changing nature of Indonesian governance in a period of democratic transition. It is observed that social, political and knowledge capitals are key resources that enable Academic Administrative Entrepreneurs to influence processes of change governance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-637
Number of pages16
JournalPolicy Studies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2018


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