Title

Community Orientation and the Strategic Posture of Hospitals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Publication Title

Hospital Topics

Volume

87

Issue

3

First page number:

11

Last page number:

17

Abstract

The authors used a panel study to analyze the role of mimetic isomorphism in determining the strategic posture of hospitals as measured by their community orientation. They divided the sample into 3 groups ranging from most isomorphic to least isomorphic with regard to the dependent variables of community-orientation activities and health-promotion programs. Over time, the most isomorphic group of hospitals scored significantly higher on both dependent variables.

Keywords

Community orientation; Hospital and community; Hospitals; Hospitals – Health promotion services; Isomorphism

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI:10.3200/HTPS.87.3.11-18

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