Horizontal and vertical integration-diversification in rural hospitals: a national study of strategic activity, 1983-1988.


This study examines both the magnitude of and factors influencing the adoption of 13 horizontal and vertical integration and diversification strategies in a national sample of 797 U.S. rural hospitals during the period 1983-1988. Using organization theory, hypotheses were posed relating environmental and market factors, geographic location, and hospital… (More)


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