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Entrepreneurship in Healthcare

1st Edition

By Ralf Wilden, Massimo Garbuio, Federica Angeli, Daniele Mascia


264 pages

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Hardback: 9781138068407
pub: 2018-06-27
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Entrepreneurship in the Healthcare sector has received increased attention over the last two decades, both in terms of scholarly research and number of innovative enterprises. Entrepreneurial activities and innovations have emerged from and will continue to be driven by several actors along the healthcare value chain but especially from non-traditional healthcare players. In this new volume, we present the reader with several critical issues in healthcare entrepreneurship and innovation, covering a comprehensive set of research topics. We bring together the latest academic research and management practice, with contributions by authors from entrepreneurship, medical sciences, and management, who provide in depth and practical insights into designing and managing entrepreneurship in healthcare. Upon providing a systematic review of the research field, we discuss several important macro-, meso-, and micro-level issues in healthcare entrepreneurship, such as opportunity identification, the entrepreneurial ecosystem including accelerators, the benefits of open innovation for the sector, and social entrepreneurship in healthcare.

These topics open up avenues for nurturing entrepreneurship in healthcare through both education and policy. Building on this trend, the book is organized around levels of analysis and specifies which cross-disciplinary efforts are needed to advance understanding of how entrepreneurs discover opportunities and start viable and innovative businesses.

Healthcare Entrepreneurship will be of interest scholars of health care and entrepreneurs alike, but also managers of innovative health care enterprises as well as policy makers in the health sector.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Entrepreneurship in Healthcare: Past Contributions and Future Opportunities

Part 1: Macro-level Topics in Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Chapter 2: Delivering value in the healthcare sector through the lens of hybrid organizing

Chapter 3: Competition and institutional forces in healthcare: the case of the Netherlands

Chapter 4: Beyond Competition: Exploring Collaboration for Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Organizations

Part 2: Meso-level Topics in Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Chapter 5: The Role of Incubators and Accelerators in Healthcare Innovation

Chapter 6: Understanding Healthcare Innovation through a Dynamic Capabilities Lens

Chapter 7: Open Service Innovation for Healthcare Organizations

Chapter 8: How Corporate Entrepreneurs Use Interfirm Collaboration in the Search for Emerging Knowledge in Biotech Innovation

Part 3: Micro-level Topics in Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Chapter 9: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Healthcare: A Cognitive Perspective

Chapter 10: The Antecedents of Healthcare Social Entrepreneurship

About the Authors

Dr Ralf Wilden is an Associate Professor at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and former Director of the Newcastle Business School, Sydney.

Dr Massimo Garbuio is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School.

Federica Angeli is Associate Professor at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Daniele Mascia is Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Bologna.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Health Management

The health care sector is now of major significance, economically, scientifically and societally. In many countries, health care organizations are experiencing major pressures to change and restructure, while cost containment efforts have been accentuated by global economic crisis. Users are demanding higher service quality, and health care professions are experiencing significant reorganization whilst operating under increased demands from an ageing population.

Critically analytic, politically informed, discursive and theoretically grounded, rather than narrowly technical or positivistic, the series seeks to analyse current health care organizations. Reflecting the intense focus of policy and academic interest, it moves beyond the day to day debate to consider the broader implications of international organizational and management research and different theoretical framings.

The series welcomes proposals on the following themes:

  • What organization theories best shed light on current health care organizations?
  • How does organizational change take place in health care organizations?
  • How can novel health policy arenas (e.g. patient safety and quality) be conceptualised?
  • Which narratives of health care reforming become influential and why in the political and policy domains?
  • Who are the key actors in current health care reform? E.g. Rise of management consulting and think tanks.
  • ‘doing more with less’ in health care post the 2008 economic crisis; what is the assessment of policies and strategies adopted?
  • Why do countries vary in their experience of health care reform?
  • What are the key developments within the health care professions and their implications for health care management?
  • How important is the push from Science and Technology reshaping health care systems?
  • What are the broader social and organizational effects of new ICTs in health care settings?

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business