Seok-Woo Kwon

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This paper traces the main lines of evolution of the organization of professional work. The argument is illustrated with material on the case of doctors and hospitals. While market and hierarchy principles have become progressively more salient in professional work, we argue that, in parallel, the community principle has been growing more influential, too.(More)
California Management Review published a Special issue on health care in Fall 2000. We now follow up with a Forum on hospitals. The 2000 Special issue addressed the business aspects of health care. These are surely critical, given that health care expenditures in the U.S. are over $1 trillion annually and the share of GDP devoted to healthcare is 14% and(More)
This paper traces the main lines of evolution of the organization of professional work. The argument is illustrated with material on the case of doctors and hospitals. Market and hierarchy principles have become progressively more salient in professional work; but we argue that in parallel, the community principle has been growing more influential too.(More)
The Anglo-American institution of the profession is mutating: we propose to analyse this mutation as a contested diffusion process that spreads new organizing practices among professionals. We offer an integrated account of the roles played in this diffusion/ mutation process by facilitating and impeding factors at three levels: individual professionals(More)
W research on the cost effectiveness of standardization to date has focused on the impact of different degrees of standardization, it has paid insufficient attention to the process an organization uses to formulate and implement standardized procedures. Drawing on the organizational decision-making literature and procedural fairness literature, this study(More)
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