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.
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
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: