Lederen som innovatør og balansekunstner : en kvalitativ studie av lederes erfaringer fra forskningssamarbeid mellom helse- og velferdstjenestene og høyere utdanning
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Original versionNordisk tidsskrift for helseforskning. 2016, 12 (2), . 10.7557/14.4051
The manager as innovator and equilibrist: a qualitative study of the experiences of Norwegian managers in health and welfare service taking part in research partnership with higher education Managers in health and welfare services have overall responsibility to develop the services according to official regulations and the needs of society. They are expected to provide high quality, research based services. Higher education is expected to transform education and research that improve the services, and to develop research collaborating with the practical field. This study investigates experiences of managers in health and welfare services taking part in research collaboration with higher education. Data were collected through focus group interviews with altogether 14 participants involved in 21 projects, and analyzed by using qualitative content analyses. The experiences of the managers can be summarized as “Being an innovator and equilibrist to develop the service”. Managers appear to play an important role in bridging between health and welfare services and higher education. To enhance research partnerships between health and welfare services and higher education formal collaborative structures should be established.