Entrepreneurial organizations: the driving force for improving quality in the healthcare industry.

Academic Article


  • Using DiMaggio and Powell's concept of institutional isomorphism, the authors explain why healthcare lags behind other industries in innovating new production functions that address quality. Healthcare finns can "learn" to be entrepreneurial organizations within Stevenson's 'entrepreneurial versus administrative behavior' framework and Covin and Slevin's model of an entrepreneurial organization's required culture and behavioral support structure.
  • Authors


  • Entrepreneurship, Health Care Sector, Quality Assurance, Health Care, United States
  • Author List

  • Borkowski N; Gordon J
  • Start Page

  • 531
  • End Page

  • 549
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 4