Ferlie, E., Fitzgerald, L., Wood, M. and Hawkins, C. (2005) The (Non) Spread of Innovations : The Mediating Role of Professionals. Academy of Management Journal, 48 (1). pp. 117-134. ISSN 0001-4273
Two qualitative studies in the U.K. health care sector trace eight purposefully selected innovations. Complex, contested, and nonlinear innovation careers emerged. Developing the nonlinear perspective on innovation spread further, we theorize that multiprofessionalization shapes “nonspread.” Social and cognitive boundaries between different professions retard spread, as individual professionals operate within unidisciplinary communities of practice. This new theory helps explain barriers to the spread of innovation in multiprofessional organizations in both health care and other settings.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > The York Management School|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||13 Aug 2009 14:47|
|Last Modified:||13 Aug 2009 14:47|
|Publisher:||Academy of Management|