Networked Innovation in Healthcare: Literature Review and Research Agenda on the Interplay of Inner and Outer Contexts of Innovation

  • Antonella La Rocca


In Chapter 10, La Rocca presents a systematic literature review on healthcare innovation, focusing on an examination of the extent to which this research has acknowledged the networked nature of innovation and the inter-relatedness of intra- and inter-organizational innovation processes. The review of the literature shows that research on innovation in healthcare has largely explored the process of translating innovation into local contexts but is also increasingly turning attention to how innovation is spread across organizations. Drawing on the literature review, the author concludes that the understanding of how the interplay of innovation processes at the local level and those outside the organizational boundaries impact the innovation journey in healthcare remains limited. A research agenda on networked innovation in healthcare is outlined.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StrategyBI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloNorway
  2. 2.Health Services Research CenterAkershus University HospitalLørenskogNorway

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