Uncovering the determinants of the performance of health care organizations is a key concern of managers and scholars alike. Using a regional sample of 85 hospitals, this study examines the effects of organizational resources, strategic group membership, and the interaction of these factors on performance. Our results show that managers' attention needs to be focused on different areas depending on what aspect of performance needs improvement.
Jeremy C. Short, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
Timothy B. Palmer, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.
David J. Ketchen, Jr., B.S., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Management, College of Business, Florida State University, Tallahasee.
The authors thank William Bloom for his assistance on previous drafts of this article.