Public–Private Innovation Networks in Services
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Public–Private Innovation Networks in Services

Edited by Faïz Gallouj, Luis Rubalcaba and Paul Windrum

This book is devoted to the study of public–private innovation networks in services (ServPPINs). These are a new type of innovation network which have rapidly developed in service economies. ServPPINs are collaborations between public and private service organisations, their objective being the development of new and improved services which encompass both technological and non-technological innovations.
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Chapter 8: An institutional analysis of innovation in healthcare services

Doris Schartinger


The drive to reduce morbidity, mortality and the costs imposed on the healthcare system not only requires substantial innovation in healthcare services, it can also require substantial institutional change. This chapter analyses change processes of health services in two health care fields: diabetes care and emergency aid. These highlight dynamic patterns and institutional change over the lifetime of the public–private sector innovation networks in service sectors (ServPPIN) innovations. The institutional analysis of change is based on insights from ‘new institutional economics’.

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