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Controversies in Healthcare Innovation

Service, Technology and Organization

Editors: Hoholm, Thomas, La Rocca, Antonella, Aanestad, Margunn (Eds.)

  • Contributes to the topic of innovation in healthcare by espousing the recent shift in attention in research from structural explanations to process explanations
  • Provides interesting empirical case studies of innovation processes in the healthcare sector
  • Compiles chapters from experts in their fields, and explores the themes of controversy, reforms and policy-driven change in relation to innovation
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About this book

This book examines healthcare innovation processes, shedding light on the controversies endemic to innovation, which make such processes notoriously challenging. While, in the heat of action, controversies may be seen as barriers to innovation, observations reported in this volume point to controversies also having an energizing role. Students and academics studying innovation, organization, and health management and economics will find this book a valuable read as it provides empirical case studies on innovation processes in practice. Controversies in Healthcare Innovation will also appeal to practitioners of health care management, innovation project managers and policy-makers in the health care sector.

About the authors

Thomas Hoholm is Associate Professor at BI Norwegian Business School and Senior Researcher at Akershus University Hospital, Norway. With a background in organization theory and industrial networks, his research focusses on innovation processes.

Antonella La Rocca is Research Fellow at Akershus University Hospital and Visiting Research Fellow at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway.  Her research interests are in innovation, entrepreneurship and B2B Marketing.

Margunn Aanestad is Professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway. She has researched the introduction of information and communication technologies in healthcare from an information infrastructure perspective.  

Reviews

“What happens when we look at how actors disagree - or better agree on their disagreement – during an innovation process? Instead of a harmonious process of implementation, the authors propose to look at controversies in the ‘innovation journey’ in health care settings. This book proposes a challenging theoretical and methodological shift in innovation studies through a practice and process approach.” (Silvia Gherardi, Professor, University of Trento, Italy)

“This edited volume asks two fundamental questions: What is the role of controversies in innovation? And: How can we overcome the various challenges that are facing healthcare in an era of rapid technological, economic and organizational change? By providing captivating and diverse empirical answers to these two questions, the editors and contributors to this volume sketch a route that leads the reader from the challenges of health care innovation to controversies’ energizing potential in overcoming them.” (Susi Geiger, Professor of Marketing and Market Studies, University College Dublin)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Controversies in Healthcare Innovation – Service, Technology and Organization

    Hoholm, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • A New Space for Patients – How Space Enters Innovation Translation Processes

    Gorli, Mara (et al.)

    Pages 21-52

  • One Table – Several Practices: Material Controversies in the Hybrid Operating Room

    Lindberg, Kajsa (et al.)

    Pages 53-74

  • Contradictions as Opportunities for Innovation in the Case of TAVI

    Mørk, Bjørn Erik (et al.)

    Pages 75-106

  • Dealing with Tensions in Technology Enabled Healthcare Innovation: Two Cases from the Norwegian Healthcare Sector

    Grisot, Miria (et al.)

    Pages 109-132

Buy this book

eBook £98.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55780-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £123.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55779-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controversies in Healthcare Innovation
Book Subtitle
Service, Technology and Organization
Editors
  • Thomas Hoholm
  • Antonella La Rocca
  • Margunn Aanestad
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55780-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55780-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55779-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 381
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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