Print Email Facebook Twitter IOCoP Participation: Factors Influencing e-Health Entrepreneurs Title IOCoP Participation: Factors Influencing e-Health Entrepreneurs Author Tahvildari, D. Contributor Bouwman, H. (mentor) De Reuver, M. (mentor) Verburg, R. (mentor) Faculty Technology, Policy and Management Department Information and Communitcation Technolgoy Date 2013-08-22 Abstract Purpose- The purpose of this study is to Identify the motivational factors that in?uence entrepreneurs to participate in an Inter-Organizational Community of Practice (IOCoP). Design/methodology/approach- An inductive qualitative research design was conducted. Data Collection was based on an in-depth interviews within a sample which is consist of eight e-health start-ups; ?ve Dutch, two Italian, and one Finnish entrepreneurs. Unstructured interviews were designed among entrepreneurs who develop and exploit IT-based health solutions such as assisstive devices, Mobile health, and communication platforms. Through the parallel coding and data collection new concepts emerged that demonstrate the expectations of entrepreneurs from a community participation. The author used the two-stage inductive method in order to develop propositions. In the ?rst stage, through the primary literature review the main research question was created, the primary focus was shaped (using TPB and IOCoP), and accordingly, the interview sample was selected. In the second stage, through the open coding process, and having the research focus in mind, core themes and categories emerged. further more in the second stage the extensive literature review on the emerged concept was conducted in order to compare the categories with existing literature on the concepts. Finally the relationships between categories were de?ned, using the analysis results and the literature. Through out the process new propositions were created for future investigations. Subject IOCoPe-HealthEntreprenerus' intention To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e8b93961-d531-4eda-b22f-26c1971be72e Embargo date 2013-08-22 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2013 Tahvildari, D.