An overview of research projects at Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation.

The research projects with external funding at Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation are registered in the national database Cristin.

The research project "Value Driven Service Innovation" has its own homepage, please see: Value Driven Service Innovation

Research projects

The national database Cristin

The research projects with external funding at Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation are registered in the national database Cristin.

Research project

Value Driven Service Innovation

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Betina Riis Asplin
The PhD project will be about patient-centric innovation within the Norwegian health care sector. The project is embedded within the research project Centre for Connected Care, a program that connects academics, clinicians and industry within life science and technology to accelerate innovation, develop expertise and support partnerships to solve the challenges within health care. The focus of the study will be the inter-organizational network implications of implementing and commercializing citizen-centric innovations. A critical issue is the representation of the patient as a responsible actor in the professional health care system. The PhD project will focus on patient representations and explore how innovation and implementation processes of new health care solutions, and within that, interaction between technology and users, negotiate practice, experience and identity of patient-hood.

Beniamino Callegari
The thesis is conducted within the research project "From local breakthroughs in knowledge to integration in medical practice" (KINT) that aims to contribute to the local development of the minimal invasive treatment for severe heart disease. Empirically, the practices at different hospitals within Scandinavia will be observed. The study of the socio-technical phenomena will help to facilitate the process of innovation implementation in Norway and to fill the gaps in understanding of the innovation in health care sector.

Tonje Hungnes
The project will study the development of new services in the health care sector with a focus on collaboration between different levels (municipal and specialist health services) and professions. The thesis will be a part of the research project REACH (Responsive Architectures for Innovation in Collaborative Health Care Services), which aims at generating interdisciplinary knowledge about the challenges and opportunities associated with innovation in health care services.

Adeline Hvidsten
The dissertation will study the implementation of national standardized electronic health care messages (PLO-messages) between Akershus University Hospital and municipalities in its catchment area. It is a part of the research project BEPPLO (Change of practices when implementing electronic health and care messages) which addresses the VERDIKT theme "Social Networking" by focusing on patient-oriented electronic interaction between health services. The PhD-project will explore the interaction between technology and users in practice, focusing on topics such as objects, materiality, creativity and collective design.

Olga Mikhalova
The thesis is conducted within the research project "From local breakthroughs in knowledge to integration in medical practice" (KINT) that aims to contribute to the local development of the minimal invasive treatment for severe heart disease. Empirically, the practices at different hospitals within Scandinavia will be observed. The study of the socio-technical phenomena will help to facilitate the process of innovation implementation in Norway and to fill the gaps in understanding of the innovation in health care sector.

Bisrat Agegnehu Misganaw
The thesis aims at exploring the innovation process in knowledge intensive sectors through the lenses of entrepreneurship theories. Empirically the biotechnology sector will be studied as a case. The results of the research will contribute to fill the gap in the literature by connecting entrepreneurship theories with theories of innovation. The project description will be updated more in details later.

Keith H Peavy
The dissertation will focus upon collaborative innovation processes within the Norwegian healthcare sector. Situated within a collaborative innovation initiative known as the Centre for Connected Care (C3), a study will be conducted on the dynamics of patient-centric innovation. The project (C3) itself consists of clinicians, academia and various life science-based industrial partners. The purpose of C3 is to provide a conducive environment that facilitates collaborative innovation processes in order to accelerate the adoption and diffusion of new products and/or services. Research is to be conducted in order to gain insights and new understandings as to the mechanisms and challenges facing these types of innovation strategies.

Rannveig Røste
The thesis explores innovation in public services. The public sector is often considered as something uniformly different from the private sector. As bureaucratic and constant in contrast to the productive and competitive private sector. The thesis aims at contributing to demystify innovation in the public sector, and to understand the complexity and heterogeneity through studying innovation processes in various public service organizations in different parts of public sector. The theoretical aim is to contribute to understand innovation in organizations, how and why innovations are initiated, developed and implemented.

Stefania Sardo
The PhD project is focused on the analysis of processes of path dependence and of change taking place in industrial systems, mainly referring to the costs of changes, both from a relational and a technological perspective. Two types of processes are of interest: that of adaptation and that of diffusion of changes among agents and artifacts. A particular attention will be devoted to the role some public and private organizations (or groups of organizations) play in hindering or enhancing these processes, such as institutions, gatekeepers, clusters organizations, etc.