The Study of Inter-organizational Cooperation in Hospital —A Perspective of Resource-based Theory
1 Department of Management, Kuang Tien General Hospital (The Shalu hospital Area), Taiwan
2 Department of International Business Studies, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
3 Associate Professor at Department of Information Management, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the resource-based theory, this study analyzed cross-organization cooperation and resource value of hospital medical departments in the viewpoint of rare, irreplaceable, and inimitability of a resource base model developed by scholars Grant and Barney. We interviewed 10 respondents in three regional hospitals and analyzed the interview contents according to the model. The important results are twofold: (a) The rare and irreplaceable resources owned by hospitals relate to the competitive advantage of the hospital; (b) Hospital medical collaboration across organizational divisions or self-development and medical divisions in professional competence are positively correlated.
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