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Long-term care in the gig economy

Advances in digital technologies have led to the development of a flourishing platform economy in the provision of long-term personal care at home.

agiLab

agiLab is a collaboration between academics and practitioners to develop more flexible ways of meeting the needs of workers, patients and society.

The role of digital health platforms in re-skilling healthcare professionals in developing countries: The case of MedicineAfrica

There is limited understanding about how digital health platforms can establish and develop professionalism in developing countries, especially where continuous professional development opportunities are scarce or under-developed. Our research illustrates how this can be achieved by drawing on a qualitative study of a non-profit platform, MedicineAfrica, that is dedicated [...]

Creating social value in online communities through digital activism

Online health communities bring together patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, academics and commerce, including the pharmaceutical industry. These digital platforms focus on common interests such as a particular disease, research, therapies or campaigning to influence policy and funding. Research has revealed that online health communities can reduce regional health disparities [...]

Agile Working and Well-Being in the Digital Age

Within the digital era, agile working is imperative for organisations and workers to meet the needs of customers, service-users and ever-changing markets. This needs to be achieved whilst meeting goals of effectiveness and well-being. In this book, state-of-the-art theory is used to understand how to optimise agile working by [...]

The hidden mechanisms for online community growth

We live in an era of social media and online communities where much of what used to happen face to face has moved online. Even more so in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. How relevant are existing management theories within this new context? Can we simply mimic traditional [...]

Social value creation through digital health activism in an online health community

The study explores how online health communities produce social value by uniting individuals under a common purpose, to advance healthcare in post‐conflict states. We selected MedicineAfrica – a digital platform known for creating social value by providing medical education in regions with under‐resourced healthcare systems – and drew on [...]

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