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Policies to promote user innovation: Makerspaces and clinician innovation in Swedish hospitals

Peter O. Svensson and Rasmus Koss Hartmann

Research Policy, 2018, vol. 47, issue 1, 277-288

Abstract: As it becomes apparent that users are an important source in innovation in society and in organizations, scholars are realizing that user-directed innovation policy might contribute to improving social welfare. How such policy might be designed, however, is uncertain, as are the costs and benefits of such policies. It is also not clear whether there is a problem for user-directed policy to solve, or what that problem is.

Keywords: Innovation; Innovation policy; User innovation; Healthcare; Clinicians; Makerspaces (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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