Power relation and its impact on innovative practice decisions in healthcare infrastructure project organisation.

Li, Qiuping (2009) Power relation and its impact on innovative practice decisions in healthcare infrastructure project organisation. In: Proceedings of 5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation. University of Reykjavik, pp. 22-31. ISBN 9789979983200

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Abstract

There have been many studies on innovation in PFI, but they seem usually to focus on generating checklists of incentives and obstacles to innovation diffusion. Rarely have they been focused on how and why these factors influence decision-making on innovative practices in a project-based organisation. Power relations between organisations have an impact on innovation adoption decisions in the procurement of healthcare infrastructure. Resource dependence theory on those power relations forms the theoretical foundation of this research. The development of a grounded theory on project-based organisation enables the results to be generalised to both PPP and non-PPP projects in various sectors. The decision on innovative practices in a PFI hospital project seems to be a function of the power relations among different parties in the project organization. This is in line with the way that demand for essential resources changes at different stages of the procurement process. This illustrates how to optimise resource acquisition and operation in a project-based organisation.

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Conference venue: University of Reykjavík, Iceland, 10-12 June 2009.

Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > International Management and Innovation
ID Code:4454
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