(399 pages)

Required readings:

Lawton Burns (Author), Elizabeth Bradley (Author), Bryan Weiner (Author) : “Shortell and Kaluzny's Healthcare Management: Organization Design and Behavior” 2012. (6th edition). Delmar. Ch 1-9 (272 p.).


Spear, S. and K. H. Bowen 1999. 'Decoding the DNA of the Toyota Production System', Harvard Business Review 77, 5, pp. 99-109. [LEAN]  (10 p.)


Spehar, Ivan; Frich, Jan C & Kjekshus, Lars Erik (2014). Clinicians in management: a qualitative study of managers' use of influence strategies in hospitals . BMC Health Services Research.  ISSN 1472-6963.  14(251) . doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-251 (10 p.)


Spehar, Ivan; Frich, Jan C & Kjekshus, Lars Erik (2012). Clinicians' experiences of becoming a clinical manager: a qualitative study . BMC Health Services Research.  ISSN 1472-6963.  12(421) . doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-421 (11 p)


Spehar, Ivan & Kjekshus, Lars Erik (2012). Medical management in Norwegian hospitals . Professions and Professionalism.  ISSN 1893-1049.  2(1), s 42- 59 . doi: 10.7577/pp.v2i1.178  (18 p.)



Lathrop, J.Philip: Restructuring Health Care. Patient-Focused Paradigm, 1993, John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Introduction and Ch. 1 and 3.  (43 p.)


Quinn, Robert E, Sue R Faerman, Michael P Thompson, Michael R McGrath, Lynda S. St. Claire: Becoming a Master Manager. A Competing Values Approach. 2011 (5th edition). John Wiley and Sons Ltd  Ch 1 (35 p.)


Recomended readings:

Karstoft, J. and L. Tarp 2011. 'Is Lean Management implementable in a department of radiology?', Insights Imaging Springer March.[LEAN]


Richard S. Irwin and Naomi D. Richardson. Patient-Focused Care: Using the Right Tools. CHEST July 2006 vol. 130 no. 1 suppl 73S-82S  doi: 10.1378/chest.130.1_suppl.73S [PFC] Link:


Edmonstone, John : Clinical leadership: the elephant in the room Int J Health Plann Mgmt 2009; 24: 290–305. [CL] Online  (15 p.)


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