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Collaborative governance for technological innovation : opportunities and challenges in collaboration in home-based smart care for the elderly in China from the perspectives of multi-stakeholders

Wang, L. (2019) Collaborative governance for technological innovation : opportunities and challenges in collaboration in home-based smart care for the elderly in China from the perspectives of multi-stakeholders.

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Abstract:This thesis explores the opportunities and challenges faced by multi-stakeholders with regard to their collaboration, or lack of, on the implementation of home-based smart care for the elderly in Chengdu and Chongqing cities. Further, this thesis explores the effects of this collaboration or lack of and aims to identify which factors and barriers are critical in the collaborative implementation of smart care in these areas. The global population is getting older and this is proving a critical issue for China, the world’s most populated country, whose population is aging faster than previously understood (Zhu et al., 2014; WHO, 2018). This growth trend cannot be ignored as an aging population presents profound social and economic challenges to the global society (Getzen, 1992). This global challenge needs technological and social innovations (Jover, 2003) with the latter functioning as an organic mechanism and practice form for government, the wider community, and enterprises to solve social problems, meet social needs, and thus become a global phenomenon (Qu, 2016; MacCallum, 2009).
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79529
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