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Four Nurse Entrepreneurs: What Motivated Them To Start Their Own Businesses

Roggenkamp, Susan D.; White, Kenneth R.

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Abstract

In an environment of change, innovators or entrepreneurs emerge to develop new methods and processes of delivering health care in a way that lowers the overall costs of care while improving outcomes. This qualitative study looks at the factors that motivate nurse entrepreneurs as well as the characteristics of nurse entrepreneurs and their business ventures. The rationale for health care managers to capitalize on nurse entrepreneurship is discussed as an effective method of strategic adaptation.

Copyright © 1998 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.

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