The nonspread of innovations: The mediating role of professionals
UNSPECIFIED (2005) The nonspread of innovations: The mediating role of professionals. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 48 (1). pp. 117-134. ISSN 0001-4273Full text not available from this repository.
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 multi-professionalization 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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 117-134|
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