Does Ownership Matter Under Challenging Conditions? : On the relationship between organizational entrepreneurship and performance in the healthcare sector

Hinz, Vera ; Ingerfurth, Stefan

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: Public Management Review
Volume: 15
Issue number: 7
Page range: 969-991
Place of publication: Abingdon
Publishing house: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1471-9037 , 1471-9045
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL, Public & Non Profit Management (Helmig 2008-)
Subject: 610 Medicine and health
650 Management
Abstract: This research explores how organizational entrepreneurship (proactiveness, innovativeness and risk-taking) in the health care sector affects hospital performance. We thereby consider heterogeneity in ownership and environmental conditions. To empirically investigate the relationships proposed by theory, a nation-wide survey was conducted generating a sample of 152 hospitals. Results show that organizational entrepreneurship is positively related to hospital performance. Furthermore, it is significantly influenced by both ownership and environment, whereas the entrepreneurship-performance link is independent of any environmental conditions. Our study creates important insight into ownership-related differences of entrepreneurship and gives strong arguments for an entrepreneurial behaviour of hospitals.

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