Understanding the leadership of networks in the public health care system

Callan, Victor, Johnston, Margaret, Paulsen, Neil and Ayoko, Remi (2013). Understanding the leadership of networks in the public health care system. In: EURAM13: 13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management 2013, Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey, (). 26-29 June, 2013.

Author Callan, Victor
Johnston, Margaret
Paulsen, Neil
Ayoko, Remi
Title of paper Understanding the leadership of networks in the public health care system
Conference name EURAM13: 13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management 2013
Conference location Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
Conference dates 26-29 June, 2013
Place of Publication Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher European Academy of Management (EURAM)
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Published abstract
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Little is known about the challenges and skills in the leadership of medical health care networks in the large public health care system. Forty-eight interviews were completed with health care professionals who held various roles in health care networks supported by funding from the State Government. Content analysis revealed that respondents believed that health care networks required a distinctive leadership style that was different from the leadership style in their broader health care system, being a more distributed style of leadership where leaders were inclusive in how they brought together the experiences and knowledge of this diverse group of professionals. The skill set required of network leaders included not only having a good professional knowledge of their own clinical area, but good interpersonal communication skills, knowledge-sharing skills as well as political skills around strategic thinking, negotiation and resource allocation. Additional analyses using concept mapping showed that this leadership style and its activities overlapped with constructs, activities and roles linked to health, networks and roles. Finally, the research provides guidance about the skills required of network leaders, while conceptually these findings build upon our growing understanding of more distributive forms of leadership.
Keyword Leadership
Health care
Networks
Concept mapping
Qualitative
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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