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    Interorganisational collaboration in Academic Health Science Centre: a case study on King’s Health Partnership

    Siu, Ellen (2018) Interorganisational collaboration in Academic Health Science Centre: a case study on King’s Health Partnership. Working Paper. Birkbeck CIMR, London, UK.

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    Facing the challenges of providing high-quality and cost-effective healthcare and the rise of chronic and degenerative diseases, the government has become increasingly interested in encouraging the translation of research into the practical use. Academic Health Partnership Science Centre (AHSC) is an initiative to address this. It is a collaborative university-hospital partnership between NHS organisations, academic institutions, and private industry. One of the goals is to ensure that medical research breakthroughs could lead to direct clinical benefits for patients. The biomedical innovations developed in AHSCs are often widely disseminated through the research community, but less is known about how these organisations work together collaboratively to overcome traditional boundaries to translate research into patient care. This paper uses the proximity approach as the theoretical framework to explore the interorganisational collaboration phenomenon in university-hospital partnership. This paper examines how different proximity dimensions; such as cognitive, organisational, social and geographical proximity affect how clinical and scientific actors collaborate. A single case study methodology was used, with primary data gathered from 11 semi-structured interviews with three professional groups within King’s Health Partnership. This study makes several important contributions to knowledge and understanding of research relationship between university and hospital. It contributes to the proximity literature by analyzing how clinical and scientific actors in AHSC leverage different proximity dimensions in translational research.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Series ISSN: 2052-062X, Working paper no.40.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): interorganisation collaboration, interdisciplinary science collaboration, translational research, Academic Health Science Centre, National Health Services, cognitive proximity, social proximity, geographical proximity, organisational proximity
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 15:28
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:44


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