Meta-ethnography (completed)

Meta-ethnography (completed)

Why and how are responsible innovations that impact health conceived?

As part of Research Stream A (The Design of RIH), the aim of this meta-ethnography was to better understand the motivations and processes that led to the development of responsible innovations that affect the determinants of health.

An article in French was published in the journal Innovations. It provides a synthesis of 17 qualitative studies and develops a model of the goals and processes of responsible innovations. This model suggests that RIs are oriented towards the common good, but actors also pursue their own interests through these projects. The development of RIs relies on managerial, cognitive and political activities that support pragmatic decisions and create a protected space for these RIs. This study confirms the relevance of several concepts of IR, but also identifies aspects that escape the normative logics that currently prevail in this scholarship.

Former Project Lead: Geneviève Daudelin  Contact for the project: Pascale Lehoux