The collaboration with medical professionals in pharmaceutical clinical trials facilitates opportunities to gain valuable market information concerning product functionality issues, as well as issues related to market implementation and adoption. However, previous research on trial management lacks a differentiated perspective on the potential for information transfer from site to producer. An exploration of the variation in stickiness of information, and therefore the complexity of information transfer in clinical trials, is the main aim of this study. To further enrich the model of the dispersed sites’ information transfer ability, their methods of communicating, are included. The model is studied on a unique dataset of 395 medical site representatives by applying Rasch scale modeling to differentiate the stickiness of the heterogenic information issues. The results reveal that economic measures, complementary service issues and usability patterns are all significantly more difficult to transfer in clinical trials than issues related to product functionality.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of PICMET '15 Conference|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||PICMET '15 Conference: Management of the Technology Age - Portland, OR, United States|
Duration: 2 Aug 2015 → 6 Aug 2015
|Conference||PICMET '15 Conference|
|Period||02/08/2015 → 06/08/2015|