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Doctoral Thesis

Does the Internet transform civil society? The case of Civil Society Organisations in Indonesia (2004-2007)
Supervised by Professor Ian Miles (University of Manchester); Dr. Lawrence Green (University of Manchester)
Examined by Professor William Dutton (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK); Professor Philippe Laredo (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Laboratoire Techniques Territoires et Sociétés, France)

Journals (Peer-reviewed)

  1. Saritas, O., Nugroho, Y. (2012) “Mapping issues and envisaging futures: An evolutionary scenario approach“, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(3):509-529. ISSN: 0040-1625
  2. Lim, M., Nugroho, Y. (2011). “Introduction to the Special Issue on Social Implications of the ICTs in the Indonesian Context“, Internetworking Indonesia Journal, 3(2):1-3. ISSN: 1942-9703. Full special issue.
  3. Nugroho, Y., Saritas, O. (2011). Seeing the invisible and making sense of it. Scanning, networks and scenario analysis (Увидеть и осознать невидимое. Сканирование, сетевой и сценарный анализ). Foresight Russia Journal, 5(2):58-69.
  4. Nugroho, Y. (2011) “Opening the black box: The adoption of innovations in the voluntary sector – The case of Indonesian civil society organisations“, Research Policy, 40(5):761-777. ISSN: 0048-7333
  5. Nugroho, Y. (forthcoming) “Localising the global, globalising the local: The role of the Internet in shaping globalisation discourse in Indonesian NGOs”, Journal of International Development. Early-cite.
  6. Amalia, M. and Nugroho, Y. “An innovation perspective of knowledge management in a multinational subsidiary“, Journal of Knowledge Management, 15(1):71-87. ISSN: 1367-3270
  7. Nugroho, Y. (2010) “NGOs, The Internet and sustainable development: The case of Indonesia”, Information, Communication and Society, 13(1):88-120. ISSN 1369-118X
  8. Nugroho, Y. and Saritas, O. (2009) “Incorporating network perspectives in foresight: A methodological proposal“, foresight, 11(6):21-41. ISSN 1463-6689
  9. Shihab, N. and Nugroho, Y. (2008) “The Ties that Bind: Law, Islamisation and Indonesia’s Prosperous Justice Party (PKS)”, Australian Journal of Asian Law, 10(2). ISSN 1443-0738
  10. Nugroho, Y. (2008) “Adopting technology, transforming society: The Internet and the reshaping of civil society activism in Indonesia“, International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, Vol 6(2):77-105. ISSN 1835-8780.
  11. Nugroho, Y., and Tampubolon, G. (2008) “Network dynamics in the transition to democracy: Mapping global networks of contemporary Indonesian civil society“, Sociological Research Online, Vol 13, Issue 5. ISSN 1360-7804
  12. Nugroho, Y. (2004) “Anonymity in Computer-Mediated Communication: A Case Study of Groupware Communication among Indonesian NGO Activists”, Indonesian Journal of Cultural Antropology 28 (73): 58-75. ISSN 0126-1576
  13. Nugroho, Y. (2005) “Rekayasa Merawat Neoliberalisme” (Engineering to nurture neo-liberalism), Jurnal INSIST (INSIST Journal) 19 (7): 51-79, Yogyakarta: Insist. ISSN 1410-1298 [Indonesian]
  14. Nugroho, Y. (2003) “Ketika Hidup Diperdagangkan” (When life is commodified), JENTERA Hukum Populer (Popular Law Journal), Jakarta: PSHK [Indonesian]
  15. Nugroho, Y. (2002) “Bergerak di Akar Rumput” (Moving in the Grassroots), Jurnal Analisis Sosial (Social Analysis Journal) 7(2), Bandung: Akatiga. ISSN 1411-0024 [Indonesian]

Working Papers (Peer-reviewed)

  1. Nugroho, Y., Amalia, M. (2010). “Exploring Knowledge Management in Civil Society Organisations: Sustaining Commitment, Advancing Movement“. Manchester Business School Working Paper, No. 600, The University of Manchester.
  2. Amalia, M., Nugroho, Y. (2010). “Rethinking Strategy and Implementation of Knowledge Management from Innovation Perspective: A Lesson Learned from a Multinational Subsidiary in Indonesia“. Manchester Business School Working Paper, Number 594, The University of Manchester
  3. Nugroho, Y. (2009). “Opening the black box: Adoption of innovations in voluntary organisations“. Manchester Business School Working Paper, Number 576, The University of Manchester.
  4. Nugroho, Y. (2008). “Spreading the word, broadening perspectives: Internet, NGOs and globalisation discourse in Indonesia“. Manchester Business School Working Paper, Number 544, The University of Manchester.
  5. Nugroho, Y. (2008). “Rural Sector Reform and Internet Adoption in NGOs: The Case of Indonesia“. Manchester Business School Working Paper, Number 536, The University of Manchester.
  6. Nugroho, Y. (2008). “Adoption of the Internet in rural NGOs in Indonesia – A study on Internet appropriation for rural sector reform.” Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper, No. 21, The University of Manchester.
  7. Nugroho, Y., Tampubolon, G. (2006), “Mapping the network society: Network dynamics in the transition to democracy in Indonesia” Working paper no. 15, CRESC, The University of Manchester.
  8. Nugroho, Y. (2004) “Menyoal Kebijakan Fleksibilitas Pasar Tenaga Kerja” (Scrutinising Labour Market Flexibility Policy). Working Paper, PKAT (East Asia Research Centre), Atma Jaya Catholic University. Jakarta: PKAT. [Indonesian]


  1. Nugroho , Y., Tanaya , J., Widiyanti, T., Permana, AH. (2010) “CSR in Indonesia: A dynamic landscape“,In Wayne Visser (Ed) “World Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility: A country-by-country analysis of corporate sustainability and responsibility“. Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing. pp.198-203. ISBN 13:978-1906-0933-89
  2. Nugroho, Y (2008) “Audit Globalisasi: Memperkuat Partisipasi Indonesia dalam Tata Kelola Lembaga-Lembaga Keuangan Internasional” (Audit on Globalisation: Strengthening the voice of Indonesia in the governance of International Financial Institutions), In Imam Cahyono (Ed) “Menjinakkan Metakuasa Global – Suara Indonesia untuk globalisasi yang lebih adil (Taming Global Metapower – The voice of Indonesia for a more just globalisation)”, Jakarta Indonesia: Prakarsa. ISBN 979-3330-80-5. Indonesian
  3. Nugroho, Y., Tumenggung, AM (2005), “Marooned in the Junction: Indonesian Youth Participation in Politics”, In Beate Martin, “Go! Young Progressives in Southeast Asia”, pp. 27-57, Manila: Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung The Philippine Office. ISBN 971-535-027-5 [English]
  4. Nugroho, Y. (2004) “Menanti Tanggungjawab Bisnis di Sektor Finansial – Pengantar” (Looking for Business Responsibility in Financial Sector: An Introduction) In Prasetyantoko, “Menanti Tanggungjawab Sosial Sektor Finansial di Indonesia” (Looking for Business Responsibility of Financial Sector in Indonesia), pp. ix-xvii, BWI, Solo: Business Watch Indonesia. ISBN 979-3585-25-0 [Indonesian]
  5. Nugroho, Y. (2004) “Bisnis: Soal Demokrasi atau Etika? – Pengantar” (Business: A Matter of Democracy or Ethics? An Introduction) In I. Wibisono, E. Rinanda and EJH. Wahyudi, “Menuju Akuntabilitas Bisnis – Panduan Meriset Korporasi” (Towards Business Accountability – A Manual for Researching Corporation), pp. x-xiv, BWI, Solo: Business Watch Indonesia. ISBN 979-3585-22-6 [Indonesian]
  6. Nugroho, Y. (2004) “Kesehatan: Takdir atau Pilihan? – Pengantar” (Health: A Matter of Fate or of Choice? An Introduction) In C.A. Sulistyowati, Y.D. Sutasurya, N.K. Astuti, “Liberalisasi dan Tantangan dalam Penyediaan Jasa Kesehatan kepada Publik” (Liberalisation and Its Challenges in the Provision of Public Health Service in Indonesia) pp. x-xv, BWI, Solo: Business Watch Indonesia. ISBN 979-3585-59-5 [Indonesian]
  7. Nugroho, Y. (2004) “Jurang yang tak terjembatani – Soal keadilan antarbangsa di jaman neoliberalisme” (Unbridged gap – Problem of justice among countries in the neoliberalism age) In A. Binawan & A. Prasetyantoko (Eds) “Keadilan Sosial” (Social Justice), pp. 186-214, Jakarta: Kompas. ISBN 979-709-164-3 [Indonesian]

Conference Papers (Peer-reviewed)

  1. Amalia, M., Nugroho, Y. (2010). “An innovation perspective of knowledge management strategy and implementation: Insights from a multinational subsidiary in Indonesia“. The R&D Management Conference 2010: Information, Imagination and Intelligence in R&D Management.
  2. Nugroho, Y and Saritas, O (2009) A conceptual model for integrating network analysis in foresight, Yeditepe International Research Conference on Foresight, Istanbul, 4-6 September 2009 [slide]
  3. Nugroho, Y. (2009) “Web 2.0 and Politics of Indonesian NGOs”, ICAS 6 Conference, International Convention of Asian Scholars, Daejeon Korea, 6-9 August 2009
  4. Nugroho, Y. (2009) “Indonesian CSO Network: Instrumentum or locus of power?“. (Re)Conceptualising Power in South-east Asia, International Conference, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 24-26 March 2009 (Abstract)
  5. Nugroho, Y. (2008) “Opening the black box: Adoption of innovations in voluntary organisations“, in Huizingh KRE, Torkkeli M, Conn S, Bitran I, “Managing Innovation in a  Connected World”. ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management) Symposium, Singapore Management University, Singapore, 14-17 December 2008, Stream Panel “Managing Innovation” (Outline) ISBN 978-952-214-664-9
  6. Nugroho, Y., and Tampubolon, G. (2007) “Network dynamics of global CSOs in the transition to democracy in Indonesia”, Panel 7 “Social Networks and Transition in Southeast Asia: Empirical, Methodological and Theoretical Issues”, 5th International Conference of the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS), 12-15 September 2007, Napoli: L’Orientale. [Slide].
  7. Nugroho, Y. (2007) “Adoption of the Internet in rural NGOs in Indonesia – A study on Internet appropriation for rural sector reform”, Proceeding of the 1st Rural-Information and Communication Technology (r-ICT) Conference, 6-7 August 2007, pp. 17-34, Bandung: Institute of Technology Bandung. ISBN 978-979-15509-1-8
  8. Nugroho, Y. (2007) “Spreading the word, broadening perspectives: Internet, NGOs and globalisation discourse in Indonesia”, Panel “Internet and Politics in Pacific Asia”, 5th International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) Conference, 2-5 August 2007, Kuala Lumpur: University Kebangsaan Malaysia..
  9. Kurniawan, S., Mahmud, M., and Nugroho, Y (2006) “A study of the use of mobile phones by older persons” In GM. Olson, R. Jeffries (Eds.) Extended Abstracts Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2006, Montréal, Québec, Canada, April 22-27, 2006. ACM 2006, pp. 989-994 [English]
  10. Nugroho, Y., and Tampubolon, G. (2006) “Mapping the network society: Network dynamics in the transition to democracy in Indonesia”, 11th Alternative Futures and Popular Protest – International Social Movement Conference, 19-21 April 2006, Vol III. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University.[Slide]
  11. Julian, K., Rigby, J., Ball, DF., and Nugroho, Y. (2006) “The Management of Technology Literature, Island or Mainland: The Way Forward?” The R&D Management Conference, Windermere, Cumbria. ISBN 0-9540016-7-2
  12. Watts, L.A.; Nugroho, Y. & Lea, M. (2003) “Engaging in Email Discussion: Conversational Context and Social Identity in Computer-Mediated Communication” In Rauterberg, M.; Menozzi, M. & Wesson, J. (eds.) Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT’03, pp. 559-566, Amsterdam: IOS Press. ISBN 1-58603-363-8

Non-peer-reviewed academic papers

  1. Nugroho, Y. (2006) “Internet and Civil Society in Indonesia”, Doctoral colloquium paper at the 7th Conference of the Association of the Internet Researcher (AoIR), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia [Slide]
  2. Nugroho, Y. (2006) “Network dynamics of global CSOs in the transition to democracy in Indonesia”, poster presentation and talk in the Research Methods Festival, University of Oxford, July 2006
  3. Nugroho, Y. (2006) “Menggagas Kuasa Teknologi (Informasi)” or “Rethinking the power of (information) technology”, Indo-Progress, Indonesian Progressive Journal (online), 11 May 2006. [Indonesian]


  1. Nugroho, Y. (2011), ‘Citizens in @action: Collaboration, participatory democracy and freedom of information – Mapping contemporary civic activism and the use of new social media in Indonesia’. Report. Research collaboration of Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester and HIVOS Regional Office Southeast Asia. Manchester and Jakarta: MIOIR and HIVOS.
  2. Nugroho, Y., Miles, I. (2009), ‘Microfinance and Innovation: A Ministudy‘, INNOGRIPS, European Commission: DG Innovation – forthcoming
  3. Cox, D., Flanagan, K., Jones, B., Morrison, K., Nugroho, Y. (2008) ‘Evidence on the main factors inhibiting mobility and career development of researchers‘. Report for European Commission, DG Research, Luxembourg
  4. Jones, B., Miles, I., Nugroho, Y. (2008) Futures for Knowledge-Intensive Service Activities: Skills Implications. Background materials for The Second Workshop KISA, University of Manchester
  5. Nugroho, Y. (2008) ‘Reshaping Globalisation, before it is too late: Strengthening the voice of Indonesia in the governance of International Financial Institutions‘, synthesis paper of “Audit on Globalisation” project, Jakarta: Prakarsa. [Executive Summary]
  6. Rigby, J., Nugroho, Y., Morrison, K. & Miles, I.D. (2008), ‘Society Driven Innovation‘, European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry, InnoGRIPS
  7. Miles, I. Howells, J. and Nugroho, Y. (2007) Overview of the UK Policy System for Service Innovation. Report to DTI, London.
  8. Butler, J., Cox, D., Gagliardi, D., Howells, J., and Nugroho, Y. (2007) “Monitoring Industrial Research: The Annual Digest of Industrial R&D”, Edition II 2006, European Commission: DG Research
  9. Butler, J., Cox, D., Gagliardi, D., Howells, J., and Nugroho, Y. (2006) “Monitoring Industrial Research: The Annual Digest of Industrial R&D”, Edition I 2005, European Commission: DG Research
  10. Nugroho, Y., (2006) “R&D in Broadcasting Sector – Vision and Realities” Appendix in I. Miles, et al. (2006) The future of R&D in services: implications for EU research and innovation policy, Brussels: EU DG Research. ISBN 92 79 01209 6
  11. Green, L., Miles, I., and Nugroho, Y. (2005) “Services Innovation”. Report of a UK workshop in connection with the ‘Future of R&D in Services’ project. Manchester: PREST.
  12. Nugroho, Y., Tumenggung, AM (2005), “Youth & Politics in Indonesia”, Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung, Manila: FES
  13. Hanim, L., Nugroho, Y. (2003) “GATS: Liberalisation of Life”. Case study of the impact of GATS to Indonesian service sector. Jakarta and Solo: The Institute for Global Justice (IGJ) and Business Watch Indonesia (BWI).


  1. globalisasi-cover.JPG globalisasi_eng_version.jpg Nugroho, Y (2005), “Globalisation: Neither nirvana nor armageddon” Solo: Business Watch Indonesia. ISBN 979-3585-23-4 [Bilingual – Indonesian and English]
  2. ktk_hrs_dm Nugroho, Y (2004), “Ketika Harus Berdemokrasi” (When we have to practice democracy), Jakarta: Uni Sosial Demokrat
  3. khd_depan.jpg Nugroho, Y. (2003) “Ketika Hidup Dijarah” (When life is being plundered), The Business Watch Indonesia, Solo: Business Watch Indonesia. ISBN 979-3152-92-3 [Indonesian]
  4. dkb.jpg Nugroho, Y. (Ed) (2003) “Demokratisasi Kekuasaan Bisnis” (Democratising Business Power), BWI, Solo: Business Watch Indonesia. ISBN 979-3585-00-5 [Indonesian]
  5. Nugroho, Y. (1998) “Memilih dan Menggunakan Komputer” (Chosing and Using Computer), Jakarta: Puspa Swara. ISBN 979-8955-82-X [Indonesian]


  1. December 2008: “Internet and Social Movement” (keynote speaker), OneWorld Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia [Paper, Presentation Slide]
  2. December 2008: “Foresight exercise: The future of the Internet and Indonesian Social Movement” (main facilitator), OneWorld Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  3. December 2008: “Understanding crisis. Economics literacy for NGO activists” (keynote speaker), Prakarsa & Business Watch Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia [Presentation slide]
  4. October 2008: “Runtuhnya Neo-Liberalisme? (The end of neo-liberalism?)”, Public discussion, Indonesian Embassy, London, UK
  5. June 2008: “The role of Social Technology Systems”, Contribution to the workshop “Digital Economy and the Future of Transportation in the UK”, University of Lancaster, Manchester City Town Hall
  6. April 2008: “The Internet and Indigenous Community”, Contribution to the workshop “Subversion, Conversion, Development – Public Interests in Technologies”, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, UK
  7. April 2008: “The role of the Internet in the civil society movement – A case of Indonesia”, Seminar at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford, UK
  8. April 2008: “Innovation for development: A lesson from Internet appropriation in Indonesian civil society organisations”, GRIPS European Young Researcher Workshop, University of Manchester, UK [Slide]
  9. April 2008: “The Role of the Internet in the Civil Society Movement: Case of Indonesia”. Seminar/Public Lecture at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford [Slide]
  10. March 2008: “Information Technology in Civil Society”. Guest Lecturing in the module Knowledge Economy and Information Society, MSc MOSTI – Management of Science Technology and Innovation at MIoIR, Univ of Manchester [Slide] [Reading list]
  11. November 2007: “Commodum Toti Populo – Addressing Social Responsibility”. Keynote talk in the International Indonesian Student Scientific Meeting, London, PPI-UK and Embassy of Indonesia [Slide]
  12. July 2007: “Privatisasi: Antara harapan dan kenyataan” (Privatisation: Between facts and illusions), PPI-UK (Indonesian Students Association in the UK), Quarterly discussion, Manchester [Indonesian]
  13. October 2006: “Corporate Accountability (CA): Why does it matter?”, Business Watch Indonesia and Oxfam Novib International Conference and Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility, Jakarta [Slide]
  14. April 2006: “Dua sisi kinerja modal: Catatan tentang investasi dan ketenagakerjaan” (Two sides of capital performance: A note on investment and employment problem), Business Watch Indonesia and Forum GAB (Business Accountability Movement Forum), Jakarta [Indonesian] [Slide]
  15. March 2006: “Riset dan kerja-kerja jaringan dalam gerakan” (Research and network’s undertakings in the social movement), Business Watch Indonesia and Forum GAB (Business Accountability Movement Forum), Bogor [Indonesian]
  16. March 2006: “Dua sisi investasi: Catatan atas investasi langsung luar negeri dan kerja-kerja advokasi” (Two sides of investment: A note on FDI and NGOs’ advocacy works), Down To Earth’s partners workshop, Bogor [Indonesian] [Slide]
  17. March 2006 (With Henry Heyneardhi and Domi Savio Wermasubun): “Tanggung jawab sosial perusahaan harus menjadi bagian dari reformasi tatakelola korporasi: Tanggapan BWI atas RUU Perseroan Terbatas” (Corporate Social Repsonsibility must be a part of corporate governance reform: BWI’s response to the company bill), Parliamentary Special Hearing, Indonesian House of Representative (DPR) [Indonesian] [Slide]
  18. April 2004: “Antara harapan dan kecemasan: Menyusup di celah sempit Pemilu 2004” (Between hope and worry: Penetrating the small loophole of Election 2004), Voter Education at ATMI (Akademi Teknik Mesin dan Industri), revision of previous talk to the Indonesian Bishop Conference [Indonesian] [Slide]
  19. November 2003: “Antara harapan dan kecemasan: Menyusup di celah sempit Pemilu 2004”, Between hope and worry: Penetrating the small loophole of Election 2004), presentation for Indonesian Bishop Conference (Sidang Para Uskup Konferensi Waligereja) Indonesia [Indonesian] [Presentation paper] [Slide]
  20. September 2003: “Neither Nirvana nor Armageddon: Rethinking trade and development”, presentation for NOVIB’s Indonesian partners, Denpasar [Presentation paper in Indonesian] [Presentation paper in English] [Slide]
  21. February 2003: “Ketika hidup diperdagangkan: Laporan privatisasi sektor layanan dasar” (When life is being commodified: Report on the privatisation of essential services in Indonesia), Business Watch Indonesia’s presentation at the Round Table Discussion at The Jakarta Post and YLBHI [Indonesian] [Slide]

Articles/Short essays (Newspapers, Magazines, Bulletin, etc.)

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