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Organizational Change within Medical Research in Sweden: On the Role of the Individuals and Institutions

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  • Zukauskaite , Elena

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The focus of this paper is on how organizational change within medical research evolves and is influenced by different types of institutions at different geographical levels, as well as what characteristics of the key individuals are important in enacting institutional opportunities and overcoming hindrances. The paper reveals the complexity of institutions influencing change processes. First, the relations between institutions can be complementary, reinforcing or contradicting, suggesting that individuals initiating change should consider possible responses to institutions contradictory to the initial opportunities, as well as take advantage of reinforcing and complementary norms, rules and procedures. Second, although different types and levels of institutions have a joint impact on change processes, some institutions are more prominent than others in different phases of the process. Individuals can take advantage of institutional opportunities and overcome hindrances due to their personal qualities and position in the organization

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  • Zukauskaite , Elena, 2013. "Organizational Change within Medical Research in Sweden: On the Role of the Individuals and Institutions," Papers in Innovation Studies 2013/45, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:lucirc:2013_045
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    1. Sotarauta, Markku, 2015. "The Challenge of Combinatorial Knowledge Dynamics to Study of Institutions, Towards an Actor-centric Bottom-up View of Institutions," Papers in Innovation Studies 2015/5, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
    2. Moodysson , Jerker & Trippl, Michaela & Zukauskaite, Elena, 2015. "Policy Learning and Smart Specialization Balancing Policy Change and Policy Stability for New Regional Industrial Path Development," Papers in Innovation Studies 2015/39, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.

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    Keywords

    Institutions; Individuals; Medical research; Sweden;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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