A Behavioral Model of Innovative Search: Evidence from Public Hospital Services

Salge, Torsten O.
January 2011
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jan2011, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p181
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the behavioral model for innovative search which are tested on public non-specialist hospital organizations in the Great Britain. It suggests that innovative changes reflect two organizational search processes, the problemistic search and the slack search. It mentions that the proposed behavioral models reflect the performance of public service organizations and is intended to strengthen theoretical foundations in public administration by balancing rather than replacing these approaches. The study concludes that science-based innovative search is relevant to the study in public hospital context.


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