Professional knowledge creation in the hospital sector: A qualitative study in Taiwan

Chen Wei Yang, Shih Chieh Fang, Julia L. Lin

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摘要

This paper aims to develop a professional knowledge creation model for the hospital sector. For this purpose, we qualitatively explore the determinants and process of knowledge creation in the hospital sector. Drawing from organization theory, we develop a hospital's professional knowledge creation model and develop three propositions first. We further explore the theoretical model at organization level by case study in Taiwan. The findings suggest that the hospital's professional knowledge creation is influenced by knowledge stock, social ties and isomorphic pressures as propositions argued. However, hospitals' attempts to keep aligned with their highly institutionalized environments may pay more attention to both existing knowledge stock and the process of professional knowledge creation for their survival. Finally, it is hoped that the significances of this study will contribute to the development of hypotheses in the future quantitative study for building a generalized knowledge creation model for the hospital organization.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)169-191
頁數23
期刊International Journal of Health Planning and Management
25
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2010 四月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy

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