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Healthcare is one of the world's fastest-growing industries with over $10 trillion in projected spending by 2022 (Deloitte, 2019). Despite this growth, the industry faces several challenges including rising costs, care delivery outside urban areas and to marginalized populations, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance. To navigate these challenges and capitalize on growth opportunities, leaders must build and manage complex dynamics occurring in the space between the organization and a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. In this symposium, we address this issue by assembling a group of scholars trained in healthcare management, strategy, leadership, and organizational theory to discuss the role of leaders in the future of healthcare. Through a series of presentations, we will illustrate how leaders in healthcare enable complexity dynamics across organizational levels to drive desired outcomes. In doing so, we bring to the forefront the multilevel and complex nature of healthcare leadership and invite innovative thinking about leadership for the future of healthcare.

  • Building Extra-Organizational Adaptive Networks: Complexity Leadership in Healthcare

  • Presenter: Erin Bass; U. of Nebraska, Omaha

  • Presenter: Ivana Milosevic; College of Charleston

  • Physician CEOs & Patient Safety

  • Presenter: Geoffrey Silvera; Auburn U.

  • Presenter: Timothy J. Vogus; Vanderbilt U.

  • Presenter: Jonathan Clark; U. of Texas At San Antonio

  • Management Practices of Under-Resourced Nursing Homes

  • Presenter: Justin Lord; Louisiana State U. Shreveport

  • Stitching Ties: Team Performance in the Connected Organization

  • Presenter: John Hollingsworth; U. of Michigan

  • Presenter: Jason Owen-Smith; U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • Presenter: Dennie Kim; U. of Virginia Darden School of Business

  • Presenter: Marlon DeMarcie Twyman; U. of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

  • Identifying Healthcare's Future Leaders: Development of a Leadership Potential Model for Healthcare

  • Presenter: Kevin S. Groves; Pepperdine U.

  • Presenter: Ann E. Feyerherm; Pepperdine Graziadio Business School


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