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Empowering the purchasing department in healthcare organizations

Luo, Junhua (2022) Empowering the purchasing department in healthcare organizations.

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Abstract:Until now, there are still many healthcare organizations where the purchasing department is not valued. However, when a purchasing department has greater authority to perform strategic sourcing, this could improve the healthcare organization's performance. Yet this will all be based on the purchasing department having sufficient power. In this article, we, therefore, focus on how to empower the purchasing departments in healthcare organizations. This study compares the decision-making and strategic position of purchasing in healthcare organizations in the Netherlands and China. The results of this study show that the current power level of a healthcare organization's purchasing department depends on the type of healthcare organization and contextual factors (The Covid-19 pandemic). According to the findings, there are several ways to empower the purchasing departments of healthcare organizations: consulting firms, leaders of purchasing departments, professionalism, and strategies & technical purchasing systems. The most effective and straightforward way to empower a healthcare procurement department is when procurement leaders realize the need to empower the department and have a voice in the healthcare organization. This process of empowerment will then arise.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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