A co-evolutionary approach to transformative change in health care - The case of active ageing and amtient assisted living technologies

Markus Bugge,

Addressing the need for a better understanding of how policy can address and target grand challenges, this paper applies a multi-level perspective onto current transformation processes in health care and active ageing. The objective of the paper is twofold: First, it discusses how this system shift can be perceived and conceptualized through the lens of an MLP perspective. Second, based on the findings from the application of the MLP perspective onto the present case, the paper discusses the roles and failures of policy in such processes of transformative change. In this way the paper seeks to a) contribute to an improved understanding of the current processes of transformative change in health care; and b) to add to the literature on socio-technical transitions in general, and on the role of governance and coordination of such processes in particular.

Keywords: Grand challenges; Health care; Active ageing, Multi-level perspective; Co-Evolution

About the speaker
Markus M. Bugge works as a senior researcher at NIFU (Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education) in Oslo, Norway. He holds a PhD from the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University, and has worked with studies of innovation in both private and public sector, regional innovation systems, innovation in services, digitization, as well as evaluations and indicator development for measuring innovation.

Venue: Board Room, Keizer Karelplein 19, Maastricht

Date: 18 June 2015

Time: 16:30 - 17:30


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