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Open Innovation in Times of Crisis: An Overview of the Healthcare Sector in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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posted on 28.01.2022, 09:53 by Zheng LiuZheng Liu, Yongjiang Shi, Bo Yang
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge and disruptive technological changes in the healthcare sector, transforming the way businesses and societies function. To respond to the global health crisis, there have been numerous innovation projects in the healthcare sector, including the fast design and manufacturing of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical devices, and testing, treatment, and vaccine technologies. Many of these innovative activities happen beyond organizational boundaries with collaboration and open innovation. In this paper, we review the current literature on open innovation strategy during the pandemic and adopt the co-evolution view of business ecosystems to address the context of change. Based on a detailed exploration of the COVID-19-related technologies in the UK and global healthcare sectors, we identify the key emerging themes of open innovation in crisis. Further discussions are conducted in relation to each theme. Our results and analysis can help provide policy recommendations for the healthcare sector, businesses, and society to recover from the crisis.

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Published in

Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity

Publisher

MDPI

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Citation

Liu, Z., Shi, Y. and Yang, B. (2022) 'Open Innovation in Times of Crisis: An Overview of the Healthcare Sector in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic', Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity, 8(1), p.21. DOI: 10.3390/joitmc8010021

Electronic ISSN

2199-8531

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Management

Cardiff Met Authors

Zheng Liu

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Welsh Centre for Business and Management Research

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© The Authors

Language

en