Organizational Innovation by Integrating Simplification

Learning from Buurtzorg Nederland

  • Sharda S. Nandram

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sharda S. Nandram
    Pages 1-9
  3. Sharda S. Nandram
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  4. Sharda S. Nandram
    Pages 45-64
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    Pages 83-96
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 185-225

About this book


This book presents the theory of integrating implification and it provides a profound evidence based study of Buurtzorg Nederland. The case itself, forming the building block of the theory, has received tremendous interest in the Netherlands and abroad. This is the first international book on Buurtzorg Nederland and the first one departing from a management multidisciplinary perspective. The book demonstrates theory building by using the Grounded Theory Methodology as a way to contribute to management theory. Integrating simplification gives room for context specific implementation of organizational innovation to different industries.

One of the most talked about and innovative cases in community care: the successful and award winning practice of Buurtzorg. There is only one simple focus: the wellbeing of the client.
Prof. Dr. Mathieu Weggeman, the Netherlands

All grounded theories are asymptotic, that is as close to perfection as possible. Sharda has come very close to achieving a perfect Grounded Theory.  Read well and enjoy the conceptual level and integration of concepts!
Barney G. Glaser, PhD, Hon. PhD, USA

Integrating Simplification Theory shows in a lucid and convincing way, how constructing reality based on different sources and processes of knowledge results in new organization creation.
Prof. Ikujiro Nonaka, Japan

Sharda has seamlessly combined the Eastern and Western philosophies to explain human principles of organizing the reality around us. The book has truly brought out the "art of management". Dr. Madhumita Chatterji, India

The humanistic leadership of Buurtzorg demonstrates the Yoga philosophy which transcends the duality of matter and spirit as well as the duality of self and others, leading to radical simplicity. Sharda has provided a fascinating analysis of a fascinating case.
Prof. Laszlo Zsolnai, Hungary



Buurtzorg Nederland Craftsmanship Entrepreneurial space Healthcare management Organizational innovation Self-managed teams

Authors and affiliations

  • Sharda S. Nandram
    • 1
  1. 1.Praan SolutionsAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11724-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11725-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-810X
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