The More Trust, the Fewer Transaction Costs - Searching for a new Management Perspective to Help Solve the Challenge of Ever Rising Health Care Costs

van Lienden, Henny; Oteman, Marco
January 2013
Proceedings of the European Conference on Management, Leadership;2013, p487
Conference Proceeding
Based on reflection of elements of theories of social capital, institutional economics, presence and prosocial motivation, the authors are developing a conceptual model to reduce costs in health care leading to the hypothesis : more trust leads to fewer transaction costs. Furthermore, a case study in a new form of cooperation within a new to construct hospital is presented in order to explore the hypothesis.


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