Hospital choices in times of cutback: the role of organizational culture

Authors: Rondeau, Kent V.; Wagar, Terry H.

Source: Leadership in Health Services, Volume 12, Number 3, 1999 , pp. 14-22(9)

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Organizational scholars and practitioners alike have long recognized the role of corporate culture in shaping the strategic and operational choices that organizations pursue. It is the responsibility of those who plan for change to select approaches that are compatible with the enduring elements of the organization's dominant culture. A large sample of Canadian hospitals were surveyed to assess how organizational culture impacts the choices that organizations make in managing fiscal cutbacks. Results suggest that approaches and strategies used by Canadian hospitals in managing the change are variably influenced by CEO perceptions of the prevailing corporate culture.

Keywords: Corporate culture; Hospitals; Leadership

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 1999

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