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Linking Innovation to Health

Pressmeddelande   •   Nov 01, 2010 08:34 CET

The thesis “The Foundation of Innovation Health” is put forward and explained in a new PhD dissertation by Charlotte Glassér at the Stockholm School of Economics. The thesis addresses the convergence between several strings of current research in the quest for a better understanding of the co-dependency and co-evolution of the human being and her ability to innovate, organize and provide products and services through competitive firms.

The introduction and development of the concepts “Innovation Health” and “Systems of InnovationHealth” aims at capturing emerging interdisciplinary understanding of early childhood developmental health and human life-spanning developmental conditions, to the extent that they are relevant for economic change, knowledge- and innovationrelated theory and research.

A discussion of global demographic changes, as they relate to Innovation Health is provided. Further, a possible emerging Theory of the Knowing and Innovating Firm is proposed and elaborated based on Stein’s effort in the early 20th century to create a new philosophy of the humanities and a model of the human being. Her ontology of association, community and the human being is introduced in the context of organizational economics and knowledge-based theories. Her philosophy and “emergentis” ontology is applied as the theoretical framework of Innovation Health and the entire research effort.

This conceptualization and investigation is done at The Stockholm School of Economics with help from scholars at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg & CHESS, Centre of Health Equity Studies, Stockholm.

Charlotte Glassér has senior management and consultation experience within markets, businesses and organizations characterized by globalization, de-regulation, liberalization and rapid transformative technological change. She has gained her international experience of strategic and operational business development, corporate finance and organizational change within the sectors of communications,
electronics, infrastructure, financial institutions and public administration. This has been achieved through her consultancy business Glassér Corporate Advisors, as well as her previous positions within industry and banking, and her current academic research of Innovation Health.

For further inforamtion or comments, please contact Charlotte Glassér

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is the preeminent business school in Northern Europe. For more than a century, SSE has educated talented men and women for leading positions within business and the public sector. SSE offers Bachelors, Masters and MBA Programs along with highly regarded PhD Programs and Executive Education. SSE also has schools in Latvia and Russia. SSE has earned a reputation for excellence, both here in Sweden and around the world. The School is fully accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) certifying that all of its main activities – teaching as well as research – are of the highest international standards. SSE is also the Swedish member institution of CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).

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