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How can collaboration between surgeons and purchasers be stimulated in the purchasing process to achieve cost savings and guarantee quality of the products?"

Tip, B.C.M. (2021) How can collaboration between surgeons and purchasers be stimulated in the purchasing process to achieve cost savings and guarantee quality of the products?".

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Abstract:The aim of this research is to develop a model that supports the collaboration between surgeons and purchasers in Dutch hospitals to guarantee quality and costs savings. A new collaboration model will be developed with different factors influencing the collaboration between surgeons and purchasers within hospitals. This study is a qualitative case study of different hospitals located in the Netherlands. Seven semi-structured interviews were conducted with hospital purchasers and one surgeon in the Netherlands. In this study it became clear that two micro-interaction attributes influence the collaboration, namely human interactional attributes, and personal characteristics. Examples of human interactional attributes are communication, willingness to collaborate, trust and respect. Examples of personal characteristics are education, age and existing relationship with suppliers. These aspects can have a positive or negative influence on the collaboration. Furthermore, physical and organizational environment and organizational philosophy are the two attributes who are covered by the meso-interactional attributes. Examples of physical and organizational environment attributes are schedules, processes, communication tools. Besides, examples of organizational philosophy are open working climate, risk taking and freedom of expression. All the different aspect can have a positive and or negative influence on the collaboration between surgeons and hospital purchasers during the purchasing process.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/85951
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