Effect of hospital conversion on organizational decision making and service coordination.
This study looks into the "black box" of hospital ownership conversion in a "natural experiment." We posed two competing theories about how conversion might influence management practices. Results support complexity theory and not threat-rigidity theory. As predicted from complexity theory, MDs and RNs had greater levels of participation and influence over final decision choices in converted hospitals than in nonconverted hospitals.
Anderson, RA; Allred, CA; Sloan, FA
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