Co-creation of social innovations and new professional institutions: diffusion of therapeutic patient education (TPE) for diabetes in Austria

Windrum, Paul and Schartinger, Doris and Waring, Justin (2017) Co-creation of social innovations and new professional institutions: diffusion of therapeutic patient education (TPE) for diabetes in Austria. Industry and Innovation . pp. 1-24. ISSN 1469-8390

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Abstract

Patient-centred education in diabetes is a radical social innovation that alters the social and medical relationship between patients and medics. This paper discusses the ways in which institutional work conducted by national and international professional associations has shaped development and diffusion of this social innovation within the Austrian health system. The case study contributes to our understanding of social innovation and institutional change in two respects. First, it highlights the need for purposive institutional work in order to disrupt pre-existing institutions and, thereby, ensure the development and diffusion of a social innovation amongst a community of medical practitioners. Second, the case shows the overtly political work, policing, and educating work that professional associations undertook with funding bodies and key policy-makers in order to develop a national programme for diabetes education.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Industry and Innovation on 13/03/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13662716.2017.1295363
Keywords: social innovation, institutional work, diabetes education, hospitals
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
Identification Number: 10.1080/13662716.2017.1295363
Depositing User: Howis, Jennifer
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 14:59
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 21:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41480

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