Factors Enabling Innovation Activities: Combining Perspectives of Personnel and Management of a Public University Hospital

Pauliina Hyrkäs, Nina Lunkka, Jarmo Reponen, Marjo Suhonen

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Abstract

Innovation activities are actions intended to generate innovations, and innovations are novel, implemented items or actions, that improve processes. The research on enabling innovation activities in public hospitals is limited. This study identified key factors that enable innovation activities by combining statements made by representatives from management (n = 13) and personnel (n = 9) at one Finnish public university hospital. The study used semi-structured interviews and content analysis. According to the results, unified and authorised practices are needed to counterbalance and organise the extreme complexity typical of public hospitals. Both, hospital personnel and management called for assistance with complementary expertise in innovation management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-90
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation and Learning
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • innovation
  • innovation activities
  • innovation leadership
  • innovation management
  • healthcare
  • public hospital
  • university hospital
  • organisational learning
  • complexity
  • content analysis
  • Public hospital
  • Innovation activities
  • Innovation leadership
  • Complexity
  • University hospital
  • Innovation
  • Innovation management
  • Healthcare
  • Content analysis
  • Organisational learning

Field of science

  • Administrative science

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