Explaining innovation in healthcare: The elastic role of identity ambiguity and praxis mastery. / Jashapara, Ashok.

GSTF Proceedings of 5th Annual International Conference on Business Strategy & Asian Economic Transformation. Singapore : Global Science and Technology Forum, 2015.

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Abstract

We examine the interplay between identity ambiguity and praxis mastery in innovation processes within the public sector. Drawing on an ethnographic study of radical reforms in ambulance services in the UK, our study makes three contributions to theory. First, we provide a unique ethnographic account of transformational learning processes resulting in very mixed outcomes. Second, we advance an emergent model to explain contradictory findings based on the elasticity of organizational identity and praxis mastery. Third we contribute to the debates around innovative behaviours, or the lack of them, in the public sector. We discuss some practical implications for innovation among public firms especially the promotion of transitional identities supported by the mastery of social and material activities in the change process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGSTF Proceedings of 5th Annual International Conference on Business Strategy & Asian Economic Transformation
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherGlobal Science and Technology Forum
ISBN (Electronic)2251-1989
ISBN (Print)2251-1970
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event5th Annual International Conference on Business Strategic and Asian Economic Transformation - Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 27 Jul 201528 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference5th Annual International Conference on Business Strategic and Asian Economic Transformation
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period27/07/1528/07/15

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