Organizational power structures in hospitals and health centers
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The author deals with organizational power structure. Research on organizational behaviour mainly tends to focus on companies and bureaucracy; other types of organizations get much less attention. One of the neglected topics is the sociology of organizations, which deals with the main differences in the organizational power structure of different kinds of organizations. For example: power structure of companies, bureaucracies for clients, and political bureaucracies, different sorts of supervisory authorities, hospitals, police departments, courts, prisons, prosecutor's offices, schools, etc. The previous article of the author ('Irresponsible organizations') dealt with special types of organizations and their power structures. This study analyses another type of organization - hospitals - and its specialities of power structure and power games. To understand their different power structures helps better understand how they function and behave and also their role in the inter-organizational power-networks and plays..
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