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Connectivity, cost-efficiency, community and collaboration : The value of co-locating on a health campus

Kyrö, Riikka LU ; Peltokorpi, Antti and Artto, Karlos (2016) In Facilities 34(13-14). p.873-890
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Purpose: This paper aims to increase understanding on how co-locating in a multi-firm campus setting could be of value to healthcare organizations. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents a qualitative case study of two health campuses in Finland. The data comprises interviews with different organizations operating on the campuses, complemented by onsite observations, and analysis of archival data. Findings: Based on the empirical analysis, the value of co-locating as perceived by the organizations operating on campus is grouped into four categories: connectivity, cost-efficiency, community and collaboration (or the “four Cs”). Research limitations/implications: The study does not aim at statistical genaralizability but rather... (More)

Purpose: This paper aims to increase understanding on how co-locating in a multi-firm campus setting could be of value to healthcare organizations. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents a qualitative case study of two health campuses in Finland. The data comprises interviews with different organizations operating on the campuses, complemented by onsite observations, and analysis of archival data. Findings: Based on the empirical analysis, the value of co-locating as perceived by the organizations operating on campus is grouped into four categories: connectivity, cost-efficiency, community and collaboration (or the “four Cs”). Research limitations/implications: The study does not aim at statistical genaralizability but rather seeks to draw analytical generalizations based on identified empirical regularities. The developed value framework, the four Cs, contributes to current scholarly knowledge on location strategies. Practical implications: Furthermore, the managerial implications of the four Cs entail a new twofold role for property management: the traditional facilitator role, which is suitable for delivering the two tangible values of connectivity and cost-efficiency, and the modern era integrator, a community builder that is able to deliver community and collaboration. Originality/value: Previous literature on healthcare facilities has focused on the technical performance of the buildings, while previous literature on the collaborative value of co-location has studied mainly single-firm corporate campuses. This study uniquely explores the potential value of health campuses, where different private, public and third sector organizations co-locate.

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Campus, Co-location, Collaboration, Community, Healthcare, Property management
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13-14
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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10.1108/F-05-2015-0032
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  author       = {Kyrö, Riikka and Peltokorpi, Antti and Artto, Karlos},
  issn         = {0263-2772},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {13-14},
  pages        = {873--890},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Facilities},
  title        = {Connectivity, cost-efficiency, community and collaboration : The value of co-locating on a health campus},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/F-05-2015-0032},
  doi          = {10.1108/F-05-2015-0032},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2016},
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