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Entrepreneurial Organizations: The Driving Force for Improving Quality in the Healthcare Industry

Author: NANCY BORKOWSKI and JEAN GORDON
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 28 No. 4

Using DiMaggio and Powell’s concept of institutional
isomorphism, the authors explain why healthcare lags behind other
industries in innovating new production functions that address quality.
Healthcare firms can “learn” to be entrepreneurial organizations within
Stevenson’s ‘entrepreneurial versus administrative behavior’
framework and Covin and Slevin’s model of an entrepreneurial
organization’s required culture and behavioral support structure.

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