Author(s): Bruno Soares, Antonio Cardoso, Ines Dias, Susana Gregorio, Joao Camarinha, Joao Moreira Pinto
Facing the permanent competitive challenges characterized by turbulence and unpredictability, organizations are called to innovate, looking for an optimization balance between human capital and its technological, material and financial resources, premises which enable surviving or developing. The innovation management model appears as a crucial element to the development and evolution of the organization, thus assuming a predominant role in competitiveness and innovation. This study has as research objected the “Innovation Management Model in teaching hospitals. Teaching Hospital of Fernando Pessoa University (TH – FPU)” and has as objective the analysis of the importance of innovation management model in TH-FPU. The research problem was expressed through the following questions: What factors are in the basis of the management model implemented in the organization?; Is it possible to develop innovation in TH considering the actual organizational environment? Which course of action may be developed to improve the management model suitable to differentiation and innovation? In order to answer the research problem and the research objectives a quantitative study with descriptive design was developed with the goal of assessing the innovation management model of TH and its impact in the following categories: (1) Creation of value; (2) Value Proposition; (3) Value Collection. The scale designed by Clauss was adopted when designing the questionnaire. It was applied using Google Forms tool within the universe of workers of the TH-FPU (515 workers), collecting and validating 291 answers. The quantitative data obtained through the questionnaire were analysed in SSPS and AMOS (univariate, bivariate and multivariate analysis). It was concluded that (H1) innovation management has a positive and significative impact in the value proposition (β=0.920, p<0.001) and (H2) in the creation of value (β=0.94; p<0.001), therefore confirming the mentioned hypotheses. Regarding the value collection dimension (H3) the regression coefficients aren’t significative (p>0.005), not confirming the third hypotheses.