Innovation Management

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Ahmed, P. (2010) Innovation Management: Context, strategies, systems and processes, Financial Times Press

Helps the reader to understand innovation and creativity, innovation frameworks and best practices with examples and case studies. [Last checked: 29/9/20]

Dodgson, D. (2014) The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management, Oxford University Press

A comprehensive analysis of the nature and importance of innovation and the strategies and practices that can be used to improve organizational benefits from innovation. [Last checked: 29/9/20]


NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement (2007) Thinking Differently

The book you have in your hands is a practical, introductory guide to thinking differently. It is not a comprehensive blueprint nor is it designed to make you an expert in thinking. But it will get you started on a journey of thinking differently, and therefore doing things differently, that we hope continues well into your future. [Last checked: 29/9/20]


European Journal of Innovation Management

The Journal publishes research on all aspects of innovation management in organizational contexts. [Last checked: 29/9/20]

Reports and Articles

Adoption and spread of innovation in the NHS (The Kings Fund)

This article aims to make a pragmatic contribution to the discussion of how to speed up the adoption of service innovation in the NHS. It draws on eight examples of successful spread of innovation supported by academic health science networks [Last checked 29/9/20]

Successfully scaling innovation in the NHS

This report from the Innovation Unit and the Health Foundation calls for new approaches to scaling tried and tested health care innovations. It highlights the need to create the right conditions to spread these successfully across the NHS. Through a public crowdsourcing campaign and an expert working group, the report’s authors identified a shortlist of 10 innovations that have successfully spread across the NHS in recent years. From these, they have drawn out insights into how scale might be more effectively pursued and supported in the future. [Last checked 29/9/20]

Innovation management: Topic Gateway Series No. 38

This Topic Gateway from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants includes a basic definition, a brief overview and a fuller explanation of practical application. [Last checked 29/9/20]


Academic Health Science Network

There are 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England, established by NHS England in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale – improving health and generating economic growth. Each AHSN works across a distinct geography serving a different population in each region. [Last checked: 29/9/20]