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The Transferability of Strategic Management Best Practice Between Private and Public Sector Organisations

Gorton, Fiona and Bamford, David (2008) The Transferability of Strategic Management Best Practice Between Private and Public Sector Organisations. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 2008, 9th-12th May 2008, La Jolla, California, USA.

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    The United Kingdom's publicly funded National Health Service (NHS) is entering a
    period of transition due to a growth in private healthcare providers. In response, the
    NHS must become more competitive; identifying competitive advantage, best practice
    and adopting formal management methods.
    The research objectives herein aimed to investigate whether strategic management
    tools developed for the private sector can be used successfully within a public
    healthcare system and whether the NHS in turn has developed best practices that
    would contribute to private sector strategic management.
    The research findings prove successful use of formal management tools exists within
    the NHS, although these are repackaged to support integration within organisation.
    The findings add to the field of organisational strategy by identifying a framework of
    transferable best practices developed within the public healthcare sector. These
    include techniques to ensure flexible and responsive strategic architecture, supporting
    the achievement of day-to-day and long-term strategic goals

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
    H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
    Schools: The Business School
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 16:07
    Last Modified: 08 Dec 2011 16:07


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