ntroduction: Nordic countries face societal challenges for which social innovation may represent solutions. The aim of this scoping review is to explore the concept of social innovation within the research contexts of higher education, ealthcare, and welfare services.
Method: A scoping review methodology was used, including a literature search and the identification of eligible studies published between 2007 and 2019, in addition to data extraction and synthesis. Forty-three studies were included in this review.
Results: Across the research contexts, social innovation is conceptualized as a set of novel, creative, human-centred, and value-driven processes aiming to bring about change. Qualitative research methods dominate social innovation research. In welfare services, social innovation concerns the relationship between policy and praxis, new forms of leadership and management, and the promotion of societal inclusion and cohesion. Social innovation in healthcare comprises the use of technology to digitalize service, enhance patients’ well-being, and improve service quality. In higher education, social innovation research focuses on educational reforms involving non-profit stakeholders.
Discussion: Social innovation is a multifaceted concept related to change at the organizational or societal level, often with various stakeholders working together to create improvements. The lack of a common definition and framework of social innovation makes this concept difficult to measure or quantify, reflecting the dominance of qualitative research methods in the selected research contexts. Across these research contexts, social innovation can be defined and used for various research purposes, which are often political and value-based, with the latter connected to the common good and people’s well-being. Moreover, few social innovation studies have been performed in Nordic countries.
Forskere: Anne Marie Lunde Husebø, Marianne Storm, Atle Ødegård, Charlotte Wegener, Marie Aakjær, Anne Lyngby Pedersen, Maja Boelsmand Østergaard, Anna Elisabeth Willumsen
Forskere: Atle Ødegård, Trude Fløystad Eines, Bjarte Bye Løfaldli
Forskere: Atle Ødegård, Marie Aakjær, Charlotte Wegener, Anna Elisabeth Willumsen, Marianne Storm, Anne Marie Lunde Husebø, Charlotte Wegener
Forskere: Atle Ødegård, Stål Bjørkly
Purpose: This article investigates the conditions under which learning and innovation occur within
nursing homes. It addresses the interplay between formal and informal learning situations and discusses
how these processes facilitate individual staff and workplaces’ capacity for innovation.
Design/methodology/approach: Data was produced via fieldwork, which included participant
observations, conversations, and research interviews with staff and managers at a Norwegian nursing
home. The article is inspired by situated learning theories and communities of practice, as the social
context emerges as the site where learning and innovation are cultivated.
Findings: The nursing home sustains a learning environment through managers and staff’s participation
in planned learning situations and thereby highlights a focus on learning in their everyday practices. The
conditions for the interplay between planned learning situations and everyday learning practices are
identified as the effort to create a “joint enterprise” and reflexive practices.
Social implications: The Global North is aging. Consequently, there is an increasing need for facilities
and adequately trained professionals to support an aging population. Addressing these challenges will
require an increased focus on developing supportive learning environments and furthering our
knowledge about the interconnections between learning processes and innovation.
Value: This article contributes knowledge regarding nursing homes as professionally exciting places to
work. Additionally, it points out conditions that allow for learning and innovation to be cultivated and
thereby increase the quality of elderly healthcare services provided.
Keywords: innovation, learning, workplace, competence, nursing homes
Forskere: Cecilie Høj Anvik, Janikke Solstad Vedeler, Atle Ødegård, Charlotte Wegener, Åshild Slettebø, Charlotte Wegener
Forskere: Atle Ødegård, Anna Elisabeth Willumsen, Tore Sirnes
Utgangspunktet for denne rapporten er Arbeidsog velferdsdirektoratets bestilling av en
kunnskapsoppsummering av relevant forskning
om hvordan tjenestedesign som metode brukes i
tjeneste- og virksomhetsutvikling i offentlig
sektor, samt erfaringer med og resultater fra bruk
av metoden, både i Norge og Internasjonalt.
Kunnskapsoppsummeringen gir innsikt i hvordan
tjenestedesign som utviklingsmetodikk påvirker
ledelse og organisasjonsutvikling i offentlig sektor.
Emneord: tjenestedesign, co-design, designtenkning,
trippel diamant innovasjon i offentlig sektor,
sosial innovasjon, organisasjonsutvikling,
Forskere: Trond Bliksvær, Atle Ødegård, Ragnhild Johnsen, Ragnhild Johnson
Forskere: Atle Ødegård, Siv Elin Nord Sæbjørnsen, Susanne Marie Lindqvist, Frøydis Perny Vasset, Hans Petter Iversen, Anna Elisabeth Willumsen, Tore Sirnes, Synnøve Hofseth Almås
Forskere: Cecilie Høj Anvik, Janikke Solstad Vedeler, Ragnhild Holmen Waldahl, Atle Ødegård, Silje Bjerkås, Kari Brodtkorb, Tove Olaug Åsemoen Dubland, Marit Fredriksen, Renate Hagh, Ragnhild Johnsen, Elsa Fagervik Kommedahl, Thea M. Kristensen, Gunilla Kulla, Iben Lovring, Kari Tjemsland Neverdal, Kjell Harald Røli, Ragnhild Skaar, Britta Stenholt, Marie Undheim, Charlotte Wegener, Anna Elisabeth Willumsen
Forskere: Atle Ødegård, Ragnhild Holmen Waldahl, Anna Elisabeth Willumsen, Tatiana Aleksandrovna Iakovleva, Jon Strype