Organizing professionals and their impact on performance: the case of public health doctors in the Italian SSN

Fabrizia Sarto*, Gianluca Veronesi, Ian Kirkpatrick

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Abstract

Hybrid professional managers have been associated with improvements in the performance of public sector organizations. However, less attention has been given to differences within this category. Drawing on board human capital theory, we focus on an emerging group of ‘organizing professionals’ with earlier and deeper exposure to management training and education: generalist clinical hybrids drawn from public health in the Italian healthcare system. Specifically, we investigate the impact that these hybrid hospital CEOs have on organizational performance in comparison with other backgrounds. The results indicate that this form of generalist hybrid professionalism has distinct, if not dramatic, consequences for performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029-1051
Number of pages24
JournalPublic Management Review
Volume21
Issue number7
Early online date17 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Hybrid Professional Managers
  • Performance
  • Healthcare
  • Italy

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