In response to significant political, governmental, and socioeconomic changes affecting the health care industry, health care organizations are forming a wide variety of loosely coupled interorganizational arrangements. In this article, loosely coupled forms are classified according to the extent to which they are designed to achieve strategic purposes. The quasi firm is defined as a loosely coupled arrangement created to achieve long-lasting and important strategic purposes. Mechanisms that are needed to ensure the continuity of quasi firms are explored, and an agenda for further research is given.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Academy of management review. Academy of Management|
|State||Published - Jan 1989|