Challenges in Developing Indonesia's National Innovation System for Strengthening the Bureaucratic Reform Agenda in the VUCA Era: A Literature Review

  • I Putu Yoga Bumi Pradana Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang
  • Nadia Sasmita Wijayanti Department of Business and Finance, Faculty of Vocational, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
  • Made Ngurah Demi Andayana Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang
  • Aspri Budi Oktavianto Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang
Keywords: National innovation system, Challenges, VUCA, Bureaucratic reform, Literature review

Abstract

This study aims to understand the challenges in developing a national innovation system to strengthen the bureaucratic reform agenda in the VUCA era (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). A comprehensive literature review explores various scientific publications, books, research reports, and related policies to understand the main challenges in developing Indonesia's national innovation system. Some challenges identified include more cohesion and coordination between stakeholders, limited research and development infrastructure, low investment in research and innovation, and regulatory and bureaucratic constraints that affect innovation development. This literature review also highlights the important role of the bureaucratic reform agenda in overcoming these challenges. Effective bureaucratic reform can promote good governance, reduce redundant bureaucracy, and strengthen stakeholder coordination. In this context, we present relevant policy recommendations to strengthen the national innovation system and encourage cohesion between innovation development and bureaucratic reform. Hopefully, this article can provide a deeper understanding of the challenges in developing Indonesia's national innovation system in the VUCA era and the importance of the bureaucratic reform agenda in dealing with it.

Published
2023-12-21