Entrepreneurship in the Healthcare sector has received increased attention over the last two decades, both in terms of scholarly research and number of innovative enterprises. Entrepreneurial activities and innovations have emerged from and will continue to be driven by several actors along the healthcare value chain but especially from non-traditional healthcare players. In this new volume, we present the reader with several critical issues in healthcare entrepreneurship and innovation, covering a comprehensive set of research topics. We bring together the latest academic research and management practice, with contributions by authors from entrepreneurship, medical sciences, and management, who provide in depth and practical insights into designing and managing entrepreneurship in healthcare. Upon providing a systematic review of the research field, we discuss several important macro-, meso-, and micro-level issues in healthcare entrepreneurship, such as opportunity identification, the entrepreneurial ecosystem including accelerators, the benefits of open innovation for the sector, and social entrepreneurship in healthcare.

These topics open up avenues for nurturing entrepreneurship in healthcare through both education and policy. Building on this trend, the book is organized around levels of analysis and specifies which cross-disciplinary efforts are needed to advance understanding of how entrepreneurs discover opportunities and start viable and innovative businesses.

Healthcare Entrepreneurship will be of interest scholars of health care and entrepreneurs alike, but also managers of innovative health care enterprises as well as policy makers in the health sector.

chapter 1|24 pages

Entrepreneurship in Healthcare

Past Contributions and Future Opportunities
ByMassimo Garbuio, Ralf Wilden

part 1|60 pages

Macro-Level Topics in Healthcare Entrepreneurship

chapter 2|19 pages

Delivering Value in the Healthcare Sector Through the Lens of Hybrid Organizing

ByFederica Angeli, Daan Westra

chapter 3|19 pages

Competition and Institutional Forces in Healthcare

The Case of the Netherlands
ByDaan Westra, Federica Angeli

chapter 4|20 pages

Beyond Competition

Exploring Collaboration for Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Organizations
ByDaniele Mascia, Francesca Pallotti, Valentina Iacopino

part 2|112 pages

Meso-Level Topics in Healthcare Entrepreneurship

chapter 5|21 pages

The Role of Incubators and Accelerators in Healthcare Innovation

ByWilliam Page, Massimo Garbuio, Ralf Wilden

chapter 6|36 pages

Understanding Healthcare Innovation Through a Dynamic Capabilities Lens

ByEmre Karali, Federica Angeli, Jatinder S. Sidhu, Henk Volberda

chapter 7|24 pages

Open Service Innovation for Healthcare Organizations

ByRalf Wilden, Krithika Randhawa

part 3|61 pages

Micro-Level Topics in Healthcare Entrepreneurship

chapter 9|22 pages

Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Healthcare

A Cognitive Perspective
ByMassimo Garbuio, Nidthida Lin

chapter 10|37 pages

The Antecedents of Healthcare Social Entrepreneurship

ByJeroen Gruiskens, Jarrod Ormiston, Federica Angeli, Onno C.P. van Schayck