Transitions and Boundaries in the Coordination and Reform of Health Services

Building Knowledge, Strategy and Leadership

  • Peter Nugus
  • Charo Rodriguez
  • Jean-Louis Denis
  • Denis Chênevert

Part of the Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare book series (OBHC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Coordinating Care Across Organisational and Sectoral Boundaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gregory Maniatopoulos, David J. Hunter, Jonathan Erskine, Bob Hudson
      Pages 3-27
    3. Jackie Bridges, Jane Frankland, Peter Griffiths, Paula Libberton, Carl May
      Pages 29-51
    4. Helen Dickinson, Karen Gardner, Michelle Dowden, Naomi van der Linden
      Pages 53-71
  3. Reaching Across Ideological, Learning and Practice Boundaries

  4. Leadership as Boundary-Spanning Between Strategy, Identity, Knowledge and Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Jennifer Gutberg, Whitney Berta, Tyrone A. Perreira, G. Ross Baker
      Pages 195-221
    3. Roman Kislov, Paul Wilson, Greta Cummings, Anna Ehrenberg, Wendy Gifford, Janet Kelly et al.
      Pages 243-267
  5. Enacting Boundary Capabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Charlotte A. Sharp, William G. Dixon, Ruth J. Boaden, Caroline M. Sanders
      Pages 295-316
    3. Élizabeth Côté-Boileau, Marie-Andrée Paquette, Jean-Louis Denis
      Pages 317-345
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 369-376

About this book


Health systems worldwide are grappling with the challenge of coordinating difference in an increasingly complex care environment. In response this book features the latest research on organizational studies in healthcare and explores the relationship between strategic and organic change and what this means for the way we organize health work. Focusing on the complexity of healthcare environments, it discusses the need to cross professional and organizational boundaries.  Specifically, this book focuses on the implications for health systems in the way that they continue to balance planning and intervention with organic learning systems. 

Comprising the best contributions from the 2018 Conference on Organizational Behaviour in Health Care (OBHC), this book is an important resource for healthcare researchers, as well as policy-makers and managers within the industry. Contributors explore the extent to which healthcare is codified through empirical analysis of practical interventions and conceptual debate.


organizational studies health reforms healthcare knowledge management clinical leadership health inequalities Health system transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Nugus
    • 1
  • Charo Rodriguez
    • 2
  • Jean-Louis Denis
    • 3
  • Denis Chênevert
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Health Sciences EducationMcGill UniversityMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineMcGill UniversityMontréalCanada
  3. 3.School of Public HealthUniversity of MontrealMontréalCanada
  4. 4.Department of Human Resource ManagementHEC MontréalMontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26683-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26684-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-1045
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-1053
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