Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise

Centre for
Health Leadership & Enterprise

Based at Cambridge Judge Business School the centre provides a platform for the 20% of school faculty engaged in health-related research. We facilitate links between faculty, MBA and research students, the wider university, the local healthcare system, and public and private practitioners to address challenges of the healthcare industry, and support the development of teaching and research capabilities and the effective translation of research into practice.

Research Update

Investing in hospital information systems

Research by Professor Michael Barrett and colleagues, forthcoming in MIS Quarterly, investigates behavioural and institutional mechanisms that underpin hospitals' IS investment decisions. The research is based on panel data from all 153 public non-specialist hospital organisations in England, and demonstrates that hospital managers invest in IS not only to find solutions to performance shortfalls but also to achieve continuity and predictability in resource allocation and to signal conformity with external norms and expectations. Read more

Latest News & Events

Benchmarking biotech and pharmaceutical product development
8 Jul 2014

In a recent article in Nature Biotechnology, Don Drakeman provides new evidence for the R&D productivity gap between small biotech firms and established large pharmaceutical companies, which demonstrates that the biotech sector's record in originating high-priority medicines exceeds that of the pharmaceutical industry, that its costs are lower and that its products have comparable revenues. In fact, biotech companies have not only dominated the creation and development of biologic products but have, at the same time, established a track record in small-molecule drugs nearly equal to the pharmaceutical industry's. Read more

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