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Title: Sustaining innovation in a complex human system : the challenge of balancing strategy and business model design
Author: Michael, Steven Peter
ISNI:       0000 0004 9356 5405
Awarding Body: University of Huddersfield
Current Institution: University of Huddersfield
Date of Award: 2020
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The thesis concerns the critical examination of the strategy adopted and business model employed to sustain the value created by a mental health service innovation: Creative Minds; a partnership between an NHS organisation and community based creative arts ventures. Using instrumental case study methodology and adopting a reflexive approach, findings reveal the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous nature of the broader system within which mental health and social care, and this specific innovation, is delivered. The case highlights potential for contradiction to exist between key stakeholders in relation to the adoption of strategy and employment of a business model. Such contradictions were found to be shaped by competing philosophies and ideologies, resulting in a sense of creative tension. To sustain the value creation, conflicting paradigmal views need to be accommodated in a politically and culturally feasible way, through improved systemic understanding, reflexive practice and explicit application of a business model design framework.
Supervisor: Morland, Leigh ; Yeadon-Lee, Annie ; McElwee, Gerard Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: HD28 Management. Industrial Management ; HF Commerce