Advances in Health Care Organization Theory is a much-needed volume for faculty and students in health care administration. It highlights and explains key trends in health care organizations and organizational development, specifically, in the 1990s. This book will be essential for doctoral-level students studying health care organizational theory and research, as well as for those studying organizational sociology, organizational psychology, political science, and management.
Although the fields of organization theory and social movement theory have long been viewed as belonging to different worlds, recent events have intervened, reminding us that organizations are becoming more movement-like - more volatile and politicized - while movements are more likely to borrow strategies from organizations. Organization theory and social movement theory are two of the most vibrant areas within the social sciences. This collection of original essays and studies both calls for a closer connection between these fields and demonstrates the value of this interchange.
A best seller in its first edition, Institutions and Organizations has been thoroughly revised and expanded. This second edition provides a comprehensive overview of the institutionalist approach to organization theory. Dick Scott presents a historical overview of the theoretical literature, an integrative analysis of current institutional approaches, and a review of empirical research related to institutions and organizations.
Few large institutions have changed as fully and dramatically as the U.S. healthcare system since World War II. Compared to the 1930s, healthcare now incorporates a variety of new technologies, service-delivery arrangements, financing mechanisms, and underlying sets of organizing principles.
This book presents cutting edge thinking on the management of health care organizations. Practical and conceptual skills are taught to help students focus on more efficient health care delivery. Also covered is development of leadership skills, future trends in health care management, guidelines for designing effective work groups and a section on managing conflict.