|dc.description.abstract||This paper is a Preliminary Master Thesis Report for MSc in Business at BI
Norwegian Business School in Oslo, majoring in strategy. The proposed master
thesis will focus on strategy for innovation in the Norwegian healthcare sector,
focusing on the new concept of Innovation Procurement Partnership. Innovation
Procurement partnership is a concept for cooperation between private and public
sector, created as a result of new EU directives regarding procurement processes.
The healthcare sector is chosen because it is of particular interest for the authors
and currently the only ongoing Innovation Procurement Partnership exists in the
healthcare sector. The research will explore the concept of Innovation
Procurement Partnership through the theoretical lense of institution based view.
First, the topic of research will be introduced as well as research goals and a
preliminary research question. This is followed by a presentation and discussion
of core concepts relevant to the research. Litterature from institution based view
will also be reviewed.
In addition, the preliminary thesis includes a rudimentary research design and
choice of methods. A qualitative, inductive study is suggested, where the design is
based on two case studies. The data collection will occur through interviews and
relevant secondary data. Lastly, a timeline for the research is presented.||nb_NO