Handbook of Inclusive Innovation
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Handbook of Inclusive Innovation

The Role of Organizations, Markets and Communities in Social Innovation

Edited by Gerard George, Ted Baker, Paul Tracey and Havovi Joshi

The Handbook of Inclusive and Social Innovation: The Role of Organizations, Markets and Communities offers a comprehensive review of research on inclusive innovation to address systemic and structural issues – the “Grand Challenges” of our time. With 27 contributions from 57 scholars, the Handbook provides frameworks and insights by summarising current research, and highlights emerging practices and scalable solutions. The contributions highlight a call to action and place social impact at the heart of theory and practice. It will be an invaluable resource for academics, practitioners, and policymakers who champion social inclusion and emphasize innovative approaches to addressing sustainable development goals.
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Chapter 5: Inclusion and innovation in healthcare

Anita M. McGahan

Abstract

Inclusion and innovation in healthcare are imperative on moral, pragmatic, and economic grounds. Despite extensive research in many fields of social and health sciences on both inclusion and innovation, fundamental questions remain: How can health systems deliver better outcomes – and especially prevention – at lower costs? What constitutes inclusiveness in healthcare? How can digitization and other breakthrough technologies advance health? This chapter offers a theoretical framework for addressing these questions, and then sets out a research agenda for scholars of organization and management interested in contributing solutions to the most pressing and profound healthcare problems of our time.

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