Evelyn H. Thrasher

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Using the healthcare integrated delivery system (IDS) as a distinct and useful example of an interorganizational network, the current study empirically tests a model of strategic fit for this level of analysis. In particular, this study examines the strategic fit between IT integration and sophistication and organizational maturity within the healthcare(More)
Higher education expenditures are being increasingly targeted toward distance learning, with a large portion focused specifically on web-based instruction (WBI). WBI and classroom-based instruction (CBI) tend to offer students diverse options for their education. Thus, it is imperative that colleges and universities have ample, accurate information to help(More)
IntroductIon Interorganizational networks are defined as " clusters of organizations that make decisions jointly and integrate their efforts to produce a product or service " (Alter & Hage, 1993, p.2) and " advanced organizational structures perceived to improve efficiency, flexibility, and innovativeness and described as decoupled units developed because(More)
This manuscript shares the results of an experimental blended course design that combines online and synchronous technology instruction across four geographically dispersed computer classrooms using ITV technology. Lessons learned include equipment requirements, both in the main classroom and remote classrooms, taking insufficient bandwidth into account,(More)
Strategic alliances in the form of inter-organizational networks continue to receive attention in both service and manufacturing industries as a potential form of competitive. The healthcare industry has embraced these strategic alliances with much intensity and perhaps to a greater extent than many other industries. Yet, despite the increasing prevalence(More)