Entrepreneurship and Global Health: Catalyzing the Ecosystem

Centre for Technology Management (CTM) Working Paper No. 2011/01

34 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2011

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Julia F. Li

University of Cambridge - Centre for Technology Management

Elizabeth W. Garnsey

University of Cambridge - Judge Business School

Date Written: April 1, 2011

Abstract

Innovative financing for global health may stimulate new waves of entrepreneurial activity. Global policies have created new sources of financing to accelerate knowledge generation for healthcare in resource-poor settings. This article outlines the emerging research concerned with the entrepreneurial response to opportunities and incentives at the bottom of the pyramid for healthcare. Questions arise to what kind of business models can be used to provide affordable healthcare on a viable basis. We examine public-private partnerships as one mechanism to catalyze the ecosystem and draw in stakeholders to contribute to the innovation value chain. We integrate entrepreneurship, innovation and ecosystem theories to discuss how the entrepreneurial firm builds resources and creates value in the healthcare ecosystem.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, global health, innovation value chain, resource-based theory, policy & practice

JEL Classification: I11, M13

Suggested Citation

Li, Julia F. and Garnsey, Elizabeth W., Entrepreneurship and Global Health: Catalyzing the Ecosystem (April 1, 2011). Centre for Technology Management (CTM) Working Paper No. 2011/01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1923055 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1923055

Julia F. Li (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Centre for Technology Management ( email )

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Elizabeth W. Garnsey

University of Cambridge - Judge Business School ( email )

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Cambridge, CB2 1AG
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1223 338183 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.jims.cam.ac.uk/people/faculty/garnseye.html

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