Locally based research and development units as knowledge brokers and change facilitators in health and social care of older people in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, ISSN 1744-2648, E-ISSN 1744-2656, Vol. 11, no 1, 57-80 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article investigates the role of locally based research and development units (R&Ds) focusing on health and social services. Nearly 300 local R&Ds are funded by the Swedish government with the intention to facilitate knowledge transfer and development of high quality and effective health and social care organisations. Based on analyses of archival data on aims, activities and outputs of R&Ds focusing on care for older people the authors argue that local R&Ds have potentials to act as knowledge brokers, change agents and researchers, but these overlapping roles need clarified strategies and enactment of a variety of skills.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Policy Press, 2015. Vol. 11, no 1, 57-80 p.
health and social services, knowledge broker, knowledge transfer, research and development
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94737DOI: 10.1332/174426514X14098428292539OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-94737DiVA: diva2:755874