W. Richard Scott, PhD, Stanford Health Policy Affiliated Faculty

W. Richard Scott, PhD

  • Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
  • Stanford Health Policy Associate

Department of Sociology
Stanford University
Building 120, Room 132
Stanford, CA 94305-2047

(650) 723-3959 (voice)
(650) 725-6471 (fax)

Biography

W. Richard (Dick) Scott is a professor of sociology, emeritus, with courtesy appointments in the Schools of Business, Education, and Medicine. His major field is organizational studies and among the many types of organizations studied are educational, research, and healthcare organizations. His most recent empirical research project examined changes in the healthcare delivery systems in the San Francisco Bay area during the second half of the 20th century. Changes in five populations of healthcare organizations (eg, hospitals, HMOs, HHAs) were depicted and explained in terms of wider changes in the material resource (eg, demographic characteristics and financial resources) and institutional environments (eg, changes in regulatory, normative, and belief systems). He continues to focus on the general issues of institutional influences on organizational forms and functions, including changes in political regimes and policies.

publications

Journal Articles
February 2002

Institutional Change: Introduction to Special Issue of the Academy of Management Journal

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Institutional Change: Introduction to Special Issue of the Academy of Management Journal
Journal Articles
December 1998

Multidimensional Model of Organizational Legitimacy: Hospital Survival in Changing Institutional Environments, A

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Multidimensional Model of Organizational Legitimacy: Hospital Survival in Changing Institutional Environments, A
Journal Articles
December 1998

Organizational Field Approach to Resource Environments in Healthcare: Comparing Entries of Hospitals and Home Health Agencies in the San Francisco by Region, An

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Organizational Field Approach to Resource Environments in Healthcare: Comparing Entries of Hospitals and Home Health Agencies in the San Francisco by Region, An
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