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The Innovation Imperative in Health Care Organisations

The Innovation Imperative in Health Care Organisations

Critical Role of Human Resource Management in the Cost, Quality and Productivity Equation

New Horizons in Management series

Edited by Peter Spurgeon, Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper

Health systems in the western world face increasingly intense pressure to contain or reduce costs, while countries such as China and India move towards universal coverage. The contributors illustrate that radical gains in efficiency and innovative practice are required internationally in health care systems. They argue that the high proportion of health care system costs invested in staffing place the human resource function at the forefront of meeting this challenge. Sustained system change and productivity gains, more effective management of staff and work climate are essential elements of reform and are all covered in this book.

Front Matter

Edited by Peter Spurgeon, Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper

Subjects: business and management, human resource management, organisational behaviour, economics and finance, health policy and economics, social policy and sociology, health policy and economics

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The Innovation Imperative in Health Care Organisations M3005 - SPURGEON 9781849809849 PRINT.indd i 31/10/2012 08:45 NEW HORIZONS IN MANAGEMENT Series Editor: Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University, UK This important series makes a significant contribution to the development of management thought. This field has expanded dramatically in recent years and the series provides an invaluable forum for the publication of high quality work in management science, human resource management, organizational behaviour, marketing, management information systems, operations management, business ethics, strategic management and international management. The main emphasis of the series is on the development and application of new original ideas. International in its approach, it will include some of the best theoretical and empirical work from both well-established researchers and the new generation of scholars. Titles in the series include: Handbook of Managerial Behavior and Occupational Health Edited by Alexander-Stamatios G. Antoniou, Cary L. Cooper, George P. Chrousos, Charles D. Spielberger and Michael William Eysenck Workplace Psychological Health Current Research and Practice Paula Brough, Michael O’Driscoll, Thomas Kalliath, Cary L. Cooper and Steven A.Y. Poelmans Research Companion to Corruption in Organizations Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper Self-Management and Leadership Development Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Mitchell G. Rothstein Handbook of Employee Engagement Perspectives, Issues, Research and Practice Edited by Simon Albrecht Human Resource Management in Small Business Achieving Peak Performance Edited by Cary L. Cooper and Ronald J. Burke Research Handbook of Comparative Employment Relations Edited by...