Valuing for innovation? The consequences of value-based assessments of medical devices.
This two-year project funded by Handelsbankens Forskningsstiftelser will start 2019 and involves Nurgül Özbek, Linus Johansson Krafve, Hans Kjellberg and Ebba Sjögren. The project deals with how valuation practices affect innovation processes. More particularly, the project will investigate how increasingly formalized methods of valuation within healthcare (e.g. health economic assessments and value-based assessments in reimbursement decisions and prioritization between products and treatment options) shape the possibilities for new medical devices to enter the market. The project is designed as a comparative study of four different types of medical devices in Sweden. Potential devices for empirical studies are glucose monitoring systems, stoma care, radiation therapy units and coronary stents. Future publications from the project are intended for Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Health Services Research, Industrial Marketing Management, and Organization Studies.