A resource-based view of partnership strategies in health care organizations

Academic Article

Abstract

  • The distribution of management structures in health care has been shifting from independent ownership to interorganizational relationships with other firms. A shortage of resources has been cited as one cause for such collaboration among health care entities. The resource- based view of the firm suggests that organizations differentiate between strategic alliances and acquisition strategies based on a firm's internal resources and the types of resources a potential partner organization possesses. This paper provides a review of the literature using the resource-based theory of the firm to understand what conditions foster different types of health care partnerships. A model of partnership alliances using the resource-based view is presented, strategic linkages are presented, managerial implications are outlined, and directions for future research are given. © 2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Yarbrough AK; Powers TL
  • Start Page

  • 45
  • End Page

  • 65
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 1