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UCSF Diabetes Center: Catalyzing Collaborative Innovation

by Homa Bahrami

This case study describes how a team determined the optimal way to catalyze collaboration and innovation at UCSF Diabetes Center, by using seed funds from a long-standing philanthropist. The case not only shows how the team members collaborated among themselves to develop the new initiative, but also how they came up with a simple mechanism to spark collaboration among the UCSF research scientists & clinical community. The (A) case ends with an eye towards the future as the team prepares to meet with the funding recipients. Please note: This case also has a (B) supplement available. The (B) case provides news of what happened to the initiative after the first two funding cycles.


Pub Date: Feb 9, 2014

Revision Date: Feb 10, 2014

Discipline: Organizational Behavior

Subjects: Organizational behavior, Health care, Innovation, Organizational culture, Collaboration

Product #: B5781-PDF-ENG

Industry: Health care services,Hospitals

Geography: United States, California

Length: 20 page(s)

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