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Resources 2019, 8(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources8010003

The Business Model and Innovation Analyses: The Sustainable Transition Obstacles and Drivers for the Hospital Supply Chains

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Polytechnic School, University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), São Leopoldo 93020-190, Brazil
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School of Production Engineering, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22451-070, Brazil
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Production Engineering School, UNIPAMPA, Federal University of Pampa, Bagé 95413-170, Brazil
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Received: 15 November 2018 / Revised: 7 December 2018 / Accepted: 19 December 2018 / Published: 23 December 2018
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This research aims to discuss the business model themes supported by the innovation regarding the sustainable transition difficulties to promote the hospital supply chains. A model for future applications and empirical analyzes in the health service area is proposed. In the current hospital scenario, the systems are characterized by the individualistic attention of the closed business models, hampering the promotion of the business models, the innovation, and the sustainable transitions as the sustainable supply chain (SSC) enablers. The survey evaluates the private hospital chain in Brazil. The model was evaluated by seven specialists indicated by the main private Brazilian hospitals that are accredited by Joint Commission International and Public Ministry. The discussion presented seeks to advance the observation and the understanding of the relationships among the business models, the innovation, the sustainable transitions, and the sustainable supply chains in the health socioeconomic context through the lens of the service provider, without exhausting these themes separately. The main results are the issues related to the difficulties of sustainable transition to promote the SSC in the hospital context, showing the elements into which the hospitals are inserted and helping to close the gap in the literature on the subject. Sustainable transitions, along with the SSC, present themselves as rich and challenging themes, but are beneficial for conducting dialogues between approaches. View Full-Text
Keywords: business model; innovation; sustainable transition; sustainable supply chain; hospital business model; innovation; sustainable transition; sustainable supply chain; hospital
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Lopes, C.M.; Scavarda, A.J.; Carvalho, M.N.M.; Korzenowski, A.L. The Business Model and Innovation Analyses: The Sustainable Transition Obstacles and Drivers for the Hospital Supply Chains. Resources 2019, 8, 3.

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