Title

Institutional Entrepreneurship, Governance and Poverty: Insights from Emergency Medical Response Services in India

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2015

Abstract

We present an in-depth case study of GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute, an Indian public–private partnership (PPP), which successfully brought emergency medical response to remote and urban settings. Drawing insights from the case, we investigate how the organization established itself through institutional entrepreneurship using a process conceptualized as opportunity framing, entrenchment, and propagation. The case and context highlight the need for innovation in organizational design and governance modes to create a new opportunity that connects state actors, private healthcare providers, and the public at large. We consider the role of open innovation and novel business models in creating these service platforms. The implications of our findings for the literature on PPPs, institutional entrepreneurship, inclusive and open innovation, and organizational design in base of the pyramid contexts are discussed.

Keywords

Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Base of the pyramid, Coordination, Governance, Business models, Health, Emerging economies, Poverty, Entrepreneurship, Institutional entrepreneurship, India, Developing economy, Healthcare

Discipline

Asian Studies | Business | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Medicine and Health Sciences

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Volume

32

Issue

1

First Page

39

Last Page

65

ISSN

0217-4561

Identifier

10.1007/s10490-014-9377-9

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10490-014-9377-9