Mobilizing Knowledge in Health Care: Challenges for Management and Organization

Hardcover | August 13, 2016

EditorJacky Swan, Sue Newell, Davide Nicolini

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The research-practice gap is a persistent problem in healthcare - significant new knowledge is created but only some of it is shared and even less is used. As a consequence, many innovative ideas fail to change practice in healthcare settings. Academics, practitioners, and governments alike,agree that finding new ways of mobilizing knowledge is critical to reducing this gap. Yet knowledge mobilization is especially difficult in such a complex setting. This is because knowledge is essentially social and contextual in its very nature. Straightforward, linear "transfer" models fail towork. This book provides an alternative "knowledge mobilization" view, that examines in detail how knowledge is circulated and negotiated among those involved in healthcare, and how it is used to actually transform practice. Building on the collective scholarship of some of the most prominent academics inthis area, the chapters explore the dynamics of knowledge mobilization, focusing on the challenges these pose for organization and management and how these challenges can be overcome.

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The research-practice gap is a persistent problem in healthcare - significant new knowledge is created but only some of it is shared and even less is used. As a consequence, many innovative ideas fail to change practice in healthcare settings. Academics, practitioners, and governments alike,agree that finding new ways of mobilizing kno...

Jacky Swan is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, joint founder and Co-Director of the IKON Research Centre. Her research links innovation and networking to processes of creating, sharing and managing knowledge in complex organizational contexts, including healthcare. She recently co...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.98 inPublished:August 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jacky Swan, Sue Newell, Davide Nicolini: Introduction - Knowledge Mobilization in HealthcareTheme 1 - Understanding How Managers Mobilize KnowledgeJacky Swan, Sue Newell, Davide Nicolini: Introduction1. Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, Ewan Ferlie, Chris Bennett, Michael Fischer, Louise Fitzgerald and Jean Ledger: 'Epistemic Fit' and the Mobilization of Management Knowledge in Healthcare2. Maja Korica and Davide Nicolini: Objects and Monitoring Practices: Understanding CEO's Information Work As Mundane AccomplishmentTheme 2 - Developing Organizational Capabilities for Knowledge MobilizationJacky Swan, Sue Newell, Davide Nicolini: Introduction3. Charlotte Croft and Graeme Currie: Enhancing Absorptive Capacity of Healthcare Organizations: The Case of Commissioning Service Interventions4. Trish Reay, Kathy GermAnn, Ann Casebeer, Karen Golden-Biddle, C.R. (Bob) Hinings: Creating and Sustaining the Right Kind of Space for Organizational Learning in Primary Health CareTheme 3 - Mobilizing Knowledge Through NetworkingJacky Swan, Sue Newell, Davide Nicolini: Introduction5. Eivor Oborn, Karl Prince and Michael Barrett: Knowledge Mobilization Across Inter-organizational Health Care Innovation Partnerships: A Network Ambidexterity Perspective6. Sue Newell and Marco Marabelli: Knowledge Mobilization in Healthcare Networks: The Power of Everyday Practices7. Daniela D'Andreta and Harry Scarbrough: Knowledge Mobilization and Network Ambidexterity in a Mandated Healthcare Network: A CLAHRC Case StudyTheme 4 - Mobilizing Knowledge Across Space and TimeJacky Swan, Sue Newell, Davide Nicolini: Introduction8. Davide Nicolini, Jeanne Mengis, David Meacheam, Justin Waring and Jacky Swan: Recovering the Performative Role of Innovations in the Global Travel of Healthcare Practices: Is there a Ghost in the Machine?9. Maxine Robertson and Jacky Swan: Mobilizing Knowledge in the Ecology of Healthcare InnovationJacky Swan, Sue Newell, Davide Nicolini: Conclusion - Moving On...