Title: The impact of the networked global economy on Chinese public hospitals: a case study of Jiangsu Province Hospital

Authors: Jianqiu Kou; Zhongmin Wang; Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Addresses: School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia. ' Jiangsu Province Hospital, 300 Guangzhou Road, Nanjing, 210029, China. ' School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to investigate the impacts of globalisation on Chinese public hospitals and from this, then develop a strategic framework to facilitate how these hospitals should respond and accommodate such impacts; and thereby, improve their operations. Results from a case study of Jiangsu Province Hospital are provided. This exemplar case study serves to identify that globalisation offers some significant opportunities and challenges for Chinese public hospitals and that these hospitals have to make every effort to progress so that they are fully prepared and ready to maximise these opportunities. Recommendations regarding this are provided.

Keywords: public hospitals; globalisation; public healthcare; China; networked global economy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2012.047883

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2012 Vol.11 No.1, pp.95 - 106

Available online: 13 Jul 2012 *

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