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A theoretical framework of entrepreneurship and innovation in healthcare organisations

Ratten, Vanessa 2012, A theoretical framework of entrepreneurship and innovation in healthcare organisations, International journal of social entrepreneurship and innovation, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 223-238, doi: 10.1504/12.47627.

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Title A theoretical framework of entrepreneurship and innovation in healthcare organisations
Author(s) Ratten, Vanessa
Journal name International journal of social entrepreneurship and innovation
Volume number 1
Issue number 3
Start page 223
End page 238
Total pages 16
Publisher Inderscience
Place of publication Olney, England
Publication date 2012
ISSN 2043-8257
Keyword(s) enterpreneurship
healthcare
hospitals
industry leadership
innovation
managerial roles
service innovation
corporate intrapreneurship
Summary This paper examines the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of healthcare management by offering a number of research propositions. In recent years, hospitals have attracted ever growing commentary about rising costs and the need for improving information technology systems. Whilst there have been some service innovations introduced from other industries, particularly the manufacturing industry, there have been few service innovations originating from the healthcare sector. In the healthcare sector, there are a number of service innovations, which are discussed in this paper in terms of their relevance to managerial roles of hospital staff members. In addition, this paper examines the role of entrepreneurial managers in determining innovative technology behaviour in healthcare organisations. Literature from innovation management, corporate intrapreneurship and healthcare management is used to explain the findings of this paper and future areas of research are also proposed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1504/12.47627
Field of Research 150304 Entrepreneurship
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Inderscience Enterprises
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046166

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