Complexity absorption and performance: A structural analysis of acute-care hospitals

Bruce A. Walters*, Shahid N. Bhuian

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةArticleمراجعة النظراء

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This study assesses the degree to which a complexity absorption response enhances performance in an industry increasingly described as highly complex: acute-care hospitals. Business-level strategy, organizational structure, and analytical comprehensiveness are viewed as mechanisms through which executives can increase internal complexity. A case is made that hospitals are well served to pursue a hybrid (or combination) strategy, employ an organic structure, and engage in a high degree of information acquisition and use. In keeping with a complexity absorption view, results indicate that these elements generally exhibit stronger associations with performance as dynamism increases.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)97-121
عدد الصفحات25
دوريةJournal of Management
مستوى الصوت30
رقم الإصدار1
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - فبراير 2004

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