The comprehensive chapter list includes:
approaches to researching diffusion of innovation in organisations
what are innovations in service delivery and organisation?
why do individuals adopt (or fail to adopt) innovations?
spreading good ideas: passive diffusion and active dissemination
organisational influences on innovation
environmental influences on innovation
implementing and sustaining innovation in organisations
practical advice on applying the model
recommendations for future research
This book, the product of true interdisciplinary collaboration across different fields of health services and management research, is enthusiastically endorsed by the UK s Chief Medical Officer. It will become the standard reference on the effective spread of innovations in health care wherever that is high on the agenda.
Chapter 1 Introduction.
Chapter 2 Method.
Chapter 3 Research Traditions.
Chapter 4 Innovations.
Chapter 5 Adopters and Adoption.
Chapter 6 Diffusion and Dissemination.
Chapter 7 The Inner Context.
Chapter 8 The Outer Context.
Chapter 9 Implementation and Institutionalization.
Chapter 10 Case Studies.
Chapter 11 Discussion.
Appendix 1 Data Extraction Form.
Appendix 2 Quality Checklists.
Appendix 3 Descriptive Statistics on Included Studies.
Appendix 4 Tables of Included Studies
Sir Liam Donaldson
Chief Medical Officer