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Facilitating Factors for the Implementation of Organisational Innovations in Healthcare - An Empirical Case Study of Capio

Leue, Christine LU and Maximoff, Katharina LU (2017) MGTN59 20171
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Purpose
The purpose of this study is to establish a list of facilitating factors for the implementation of organisational innovations in healthcare units. We accomplish this by a thorough literary review, which is followed by an empirical case study of Capio Group. The case study is conducted to validate the theoretical findings, based on subjective perceptions of healthcare practitioners. This way, theoretical concepts can be specified for healthcare and further explored.

Research Question
What are facilitating factors for the implementation of organisational innovations in healthcare?
- What facilitating factors can be identified in academically published journals?
- To what extent do healthcare practitioners recognise these... (More)
Purpose
The purpose of this study is to establish a list of facilitating factors for the implementation of organisational innovations in healthcare units. We accomplish this by a thorough literary review, which is followed by an empirical case study of Capio Group. The case study is conducted to validate the theoretical findings, based on subjective perceptions of healthcare practitioners. This way, theoretical concepts can be specified for healthcare and further explored.

Research Question
What are facilitating factors for the implementation of organisational innovations in healthcare?
- What facilitating factors can be identified in academically published journals?
- To what extent do healthcare practitioners recognise these facilitating factors?

Methodology
We conduct a deductive and exploratory study. Based on a relativist ontological worldview, the research design takes the perspective of interpretivist epistemology. The focus is set on a qualitative case study of Capio. We use a multiple method approach, consisting of in-depth, semi-structured interviews and a preceding survey. The conduction of the case study is based on theoretical concepts from a narrative literature review.

Findings and Implications
Theoretical concepts from the literature review can be validated and further specified by perceptions of healthcare practitioners. The study reveals that certain facilitating factors are relatively more relevant in the healthcare context: Flat organisational structure (bottom-up), (reciprocal) training, innovation facilitating culture, dealing with diversity (international workforce), overcoming (professional) status recognition, communication (how and what to communicate), and middle/firstline management.
We approximate to generate a more concrete and comprehensive list of facilitating factors that healthcare practitioners should take into account and discuss in the context of innovation implementation. However, we want to stress again that the practical application of each factor is embedded in a dynamic whole, and needs be adapted to the respective context of healthcare organisations. (Less)
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author
Leue, Christine LU and Maximoff, Katharina LU
supervisor
organization
course
MGTN59 20171
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Implementation of Innovation, Organisational Innovation, Facilitating Factors, Healthcare, Innovation, Organisational Change, Capio Group, Case Study
language
English
id
8909332
date added to LUP
2017-06-13 12:30:45
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2017-06-13 12:30:45
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  abstract     = {Purpose 
The purpose of this study is to establish a list of facilitating factors for the implementation of organisational innovations in healthcare units. We accomplish this by a thorough literary review, which is followed by an empirical case study of Capio Group. The case study is conducted to validate the theoretical findings, based on subjective perceptions of healthcare practitioners. This way, theoretical concepts can be specified for healthcare and further explored.

Research Question
What are facilitating factors for the implementation of organisational innovations in healthcare?
- What facilitating factors can be identified in academically published journals?
- To what extent do healthcare practitioners recognise these facilitating factors?

Methodology
We conduct a deductive and exploratory study. Based on a relativist ontological worldview, the research design takes the perspective of interpretivist epistemology. The focus is set on a qualitative case study of Capio. We use a multiple method approach, consisting of in-depth, semi-structured interviews and a preceding survey. The conduction of the case study is based on theoretical concepts from a narrative literature review. 

Findings and Implications
Theoretical concepts from the literature review can be validated and further specified by perceptions of healthcare practitioners. The study reveals that certain facilitating factors are relatively more relevant in the healthcare context: Flat organisational structure (bottom-up), (reciprocal) training, innovation facilitating culture, dealing with diversity (international workforce), overcoming (professional) status recognition, communication (how and what to communicate), and middle/firstline management. 
We approximate to generate a more concrete and comprehensive list of facilitating factors that healthcare practitioners should take into account and discuss in the context of innovation implementation. However, we want to stress again that the practical application of each factor is embedded in a dynamic whole, and needs be adapted to the respective context of healthcare organisations.},
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  keyword      = {Implementation of Innovation,Organisational Innovation,Facilitating Factors,Healthcare,Innovation,Organisational Change,Capio Group,Case Study},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Facilitating Factors for the Implementation of Organisational Innovations in Healthcare - An Empirical Case Study of Capio},
  year         = {2017},
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