Critical Incidents of Growth in Nordic eHealth Service Start-Ups
|Author:||Saarela, Martti1; Örtqvist, Daniel2; Simunaniemi, Anna-Mari1;|
1University of Oulu, Finland
2Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201708238188
University of Primorska,
|Publish Date:|| 2017-08-23
Digitalisation can revolutionise healthcare delivery and provide new business opportunities for innovative start-ups. Start-up businesses in the healthcare service sector are a promising source of new employment and innovations. The start-up stage is the most critical period for the survival of a business, as decisions made during the early stages have a definitive influence on success. This study seeks to clarify the early development of eHealth service start-ups. To summarise the research problem, the authors ask the following question: What are the critical incidents related to the early development of eHealth service start-ups? The units of analysis in this study are 14 Nordic eHealth service start-ups located in Sweden and Finland. The Critical Incident Technique (cit) and semi-structured interviews were applied for data collection. The results are of interest to the public sector, which plays an essential role in healthcare as a service producer, but also as a creator of the business conditions of and opportunities for small businesses.
|Pages:||115 - 131|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
512 Business and management
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