A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals.
While lean management practices (LMP) helps small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to be efficient, sustainability oriented innovation (SOI) facilitates to adopt environmental and social practices.
In the last five years “Lean Startup“ methodologies have enabled entrepreneurs to efficiently build a startup by searching for product/market fit rather than blindly trying to execute.
Even though Lean is a management concept with roots stretching back several decades, it did not take off on a large scale in Norway until around 2010.
During the past decade, interest in adopting Lean in the healthcare sector has increased, the primary aims of implementation being to improve the quality of care and to increase efficiency.