Forschungsseminar "Health Care Innovations"


Prof. Dr. Carsten Schultz

Hauptseminar, 2 SWS, WPFL BWL-M ab 1, WPFL Economics-M ab 1, WPFL Wirt-IngMA ab 1


The Research Seminar “Healthcare Innovations” examines the structure of networks and their role as drivers of innovation, particularly on their influence on the development and diffusion of a service innovation (e.g., an online self-management tool). The focus is placed on victims of violent crimes (Opfer von Gewalttaten) and the structure of victim support (Opferbetreuung) in Kiel and the greater Kiel area.  

Especially within the healthcare industry, the focus various public, private, and not-for-profit organizations have on providing healthcare services reveal one common denominator: the patient. Because so many actors are involved in the treatment of individual patients, the synergies generated through Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and Public Private Collaborations are becoming increasingly important for service innovations in the healthcare industry. This seminar aims to better understand the challenges innovations and innovators face in the public health sector and to identify issues that need to be overcome when private, public and not-for-profit organizations collaborate to innovate.

In the context of Victim Support Networks for victims of violent crimes, information on the service network in Kiel and the surrounding municipalities will be gathered through personal interviews. Organizations of interest include clinics, safe-houses, and therapy centers that provide victims of violent crime immediate and long-term care. The questionnaire will also include information on the propensity to innovate for each individual organization, as well as the willingness to participate in the development and diffusion of a service innovation – an online self-management tool – for victim support.

Using the information collected the network will be analyzed to determine who the key players are and elicit the strengths of the ties between actors. We will also use responses to determine willingness-to-innovate judged by the readiness of the actors to become involved in the development of diverse service innovations.


  • Kick Off: 02.11.2012, 10:00  - 11:00
  • Zwischentermine: 23.11.2012, 10:00 - 11:00 und 20.12.2012, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Endtermine: 01.02.2013, 10:00 - 15:00
  • alle angegebenen Termine sind Pflichtveranstaltungen


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  • Bewerbung über OLAT. Bitte schreiben Sie sich hier in den Kurs ein.
  • Fluent German skills are required because interviews will be conducted.


  • Team-Noten 50% Seminararbeit, 50% Präsentation

Erwartete Telnahmeranzahl

  • max. 20 Teilnehmer


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