Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations

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The 6th edition of this established text is streamlined to a more manageable format, with the Appendices moved to the web-site and a significant shortening of the main text. There is a greater focus on the global analysis of industry and competition; and analysis of the internal environment. In consultation with feedback from their adopters, the authors have concentrated on the fundamentals of strategy analysis and the underlying sources of profit. This reflects waning interest among senior executives in the pursuit of short-term shareholder value.

As ever students are provided with the guidance they need to strategic planning, analysis of the health services environment (internal and external) and lessons on implementation; with additional discussionssion of organizational capability, deeper treatment of sustainability and corporate social responsibility and more coverageof the sources of organizational inertia and competency traps.

This edition is rich in new examples from real-world health care organizations. Chapters are brought to life by the 'Introductory Incidents', 'Learning Objectives', 'Perspectives', 'Strategy Capsules', useful chapter summaries; and questions for class discussion. All cases and examples have been updated or replaced. In this edition the teaching materials and web supplements have been greatly enhanced, with power-point slides, to give lecturers a unique resource.

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The fifth edition of the classic text in the field, Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, introduces strategic thinking and planning strategies to advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners in the field .

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The 6th edition of this classic strategic management text provides up-to-date and concise coverage of all the essential strategic momentum. In this edition, the authors have comprehensively addressed issue assessment in the health care environment, service area competitor analysis, internal organizational analysis, development of directional strategies, strategy formulation, and strategy implementation.

Through the many new examples and perspectives integrated throughout the text along with numerous “strategic thinking maps” and analysis techniques, readers of this text will be able to develop comprehensive, well-documented, and innovative strategies for health care organizations. The focused format of this edition, combined with web support, make this an essential and accessible read.

Highlights of the sixth edition:

· This edition is rich in new examples from real-world health care organizations

· In response to the waning interest among senior executives in the pursuit of short-term value, the authors have concentrated on the fundamentals of strategy analysis and the underlying sources of long-term success

· Chapters are brought to life by the Introductory Incidents, Learning Objectives, Perspectives, Lessons for Health Care Managers, Managers Bookshelf, and questions for class discussion

· The teaching materials and web supplements have been greatly enhanced in this edition, with power-point slides and other handy tools to give professors a unique resource

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