Carlton J. Whitehead

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If hospital managers are to cope with the environmental turbulence and uncertainty facing hospitals, they must effectively manager their stakeholders. The stakeholder approach helps integrate managerial concerns normally treated separately, such as strategic management, marketing, human resource management, organizational politics, and social(More)
A key stakeholder perspective, informed by illustrative quantitative and qualitative data, is developed for hospital administrators. These data provide answers to the questions, Who matters to hospitals? and Why do they matter? A tool kit for assessing stakeholders also is presented to help hospital executives identify their institutions' key stakeholders,(More)
If physician executives are to cope with the environmental turbulence and uncertainty facing their organizations, they must effectively manage their "stakeholders." The stakeholder approach helps integrate managerial concerns that are frequently treated separately, such as strategic management, marketing, human resource management, "organizational(More)
A conceptual and empirical analysis of the strategic vulnerability of HMOs shows that they are strategically vulnerable on the social dimension of stakeholder supportiveness. One of the major implications of this finding is that HMOs' cost leadership strategy cannot be sustained, given the competition from such substitutes as PPAs.
If physician executives are to be effective in confronting the environmental turbulence and uncertainty facing their organizations, they must effectively manage their stakeholders. This article extends the stakeholder approach described in the May-June 1989 issue of Physician Executive as a tool for the physician executive in the development of practical(More)
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