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  • (Re)defining public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the new public governance (NPG) paradigm: an institutional maturity perspective PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW Casady, C. B., Eriksson, K., Levitt, R. E., Scott, W. 2020; 22 (2): 161–83
  • The construct of institutional distance through the lens of different institutional perspectives: Review, analysis, and recommendations JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES Kostova, T., Beugelsdijk, S., Scott, W., Kunst, V. E., Chua, C., van Essen, M. 2019
  • Early Stages in the Institutionalization of Integrated Project Delivery PROJECT MANAGEMENT JOURNAL Hall, D. M., Scott, W. 2019; 50 (2): 128–43
  • Diverse Colleges in Varied Sub-Regions HIGHER EDUCATION AND SILICON VALLEY: CONNECTED BUT CONFLICTED Scott, W., Ris, E., Biag, M., Lara, B., Scott, W., Kirst, M. 2017: 140–76
  • Policy Perspectives HIGHER EDUCATION AND SILICON VALLEY: CONNECTED BUT CONFLICTED Kirst, M. W., Podolsky, A., Sipes, L., Scott, W., Scott, W., Kirst, M. 2017: 202–38
  • HIGHER EDUCATION AND SILICON VALLEY Connected but Conflicted Introduction HIGHER EDUCATION AND SILICON VALLEY: CONNECTED BUT CONFLICTED Scott, W., Kirst, M. W., Biag, M., Sipes, L., Scott, W., Kirst, M. 2017: 1–15
  • Structures and Strategies for Adaptation HIGHER EDUCATION AND SILICON VALLEY: CONNECTED BUT CONFLICTED Scott, W., Ris, E., Liang, J. C., Biag, M., Scott, W., Kirst, M. 2017: 177–201
  • The Changing Ecology of Higher Education in the San Francisco Bay Area HIGHER EDUCATION AND SILICON VALLEY: CONNECTED BUT CONFLICTED Scott, W., Holzman, B., Ris, E., Biag, M., Scott, W., Kirst, M. 2017: 16–54
  • The Regional Economy of the San Francisco Bay Area HIGHER EDUCATION AND SILICON VALLEY: CONNECTED BUT CONFLICTED Scott, W., Lara, B., Biag, M., Ris, E., Liang, J. C., Scott, W., Kirst, M. 2017: 55–94
  • Broader Forces Shaping the Fields of Higher Education and the Regional Economy HIGHER EDUCATION AND SILICON VALLEY: CONNECTED BUT CONFLICTED Scott, W., Biag, M., Lara, B., Liang, J. C., Scott, W., Kirst, M. 2017: 95–139
  • Embedding the examination of multilevel factors in an organization field context. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs Scott, W. R. 2012; 2012 (44): 32-33

    View details for DOI 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgs007

    View details for PubMedID 22623593

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  • The Public-Private Partnership Enabling Field: Evidence From Three Cases ADMINISTRATION & SOCIETY Jooste, S. F., Scott, W. R. 2012; 44 (2): 149-182
  • "Site Fights": Explaining Opposition to Pipeline Projects in the Developing World1 SOCIOLOGICAL FORUM McAdam, D., Boudet, H. S., Davis, J., Orr, R. J., Scott, W. R., Levitt, R. E. 2010; 25 (3): 401-427
  • Who Needs to Know What? Institutional Knowledge and Global Projects JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE Javernick-Will, A. N., Scott, W. R. 2010; 136 (5): 546-557
  • Approaching adulthood: the maturing of institutional theory Conference on the Cultural Turn IV - Instituting and Institutions Scott, W. R. SPRINGER. 2008: 427–42
  • Institutional exceptions on global projects: a process model JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES Orr, R. J., Scott, W. R. 2008; 39 (4): 562-588
  • Lords of the dance: Professionals as institutional agents 23rd Colloquium of the European-Group-for-Organizational-Studies Scott, W. R. SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD. 2008: 219–38
  • Advocacy organizations and the field of youth services: Ongoing efforts to restructure a field NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY Scott, W. R., Deschenes, S., Hopkins, K., Newman, A., McLaughlin, M. 2006; 35 (4): 691-714
  • An organizational field approach to resource environments in healthcare: Comparing entries of hospitals and home health agencies in the San Francisco Bay Region HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Ruef, M., Mendel, P., Scott, W. R. 1998; 32 (6): 775-803

    Abstract

    To draw together insights from three perspectives (health economics, organizational ecology, and institutional theory) in order to clarify the factors that influence entries of providers into healthcare markets. A model centered on the concept of an organizational field is advanced as the level of analysis best suited to examining the assortment and interdependence of organizational populations and the institutional forces that shape this co-evolution. In particular, the model argues that: (1) different populations of healthcare providers partition fiscal, geographic, and demographic resource environments in order to ameliorate competition and introduce service complementarities; and (2) competitive barriers to entry within populations of providers vary systematically with regulatory regimens.County-level entries of hospitals and home health agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area using data from the American Hospital Association (1945-1991) and California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (1976-1991). Characteristics of the resource environment are derived from the Area Resource File (ARF) and selected government censuses.A comparative design is applied to contrast influences on hospital and home health agency entries during the post-World War II period. Empirical estimates are obtained using Poisson and negative binomial regression models.Hospital and HHA markets are partitioned primarily by the age and education of consumers and, to a lesser extent, by urbanization levels and public funding expenditures. Such resource partitioning allows independent HHAs to exist comfortably in concentrated hospital markets. For both hospitals and HHAs, the barriers to entry once generated by oligopolistic concentration have declined noticeably with the market-oriented reforms of the past 15 years.A field-level perspective demonstrates that characteristics of local resource environments interact with interdependencies of provider populations and broader regulatory regimes to affect significantly the types of provider organizations likely to enter a given healthcare market.

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  • Response to Hirsch's review essay AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Scott, W. R. 1998; 103 (4): 1047-1048
  • Strategic alliances: Some lessons from experience - Commentary National Invitational Conference on Strategic Alliances Scott, W. R. HEALTH ADMINISTRATION PRESS. 1995: 36–39
  • ORGANIZATIONAL-SOCIOLOGY ACTA SOCIOLOGICA Scott, W. R. 1993; 36 (1): 63-68
  • The organization of medical care services: toward an integrated theoretical model. Medical care review Scott, W. R. 1993; 50 (3): 271–303

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  • Innovation in medical care organizations: a synthetic review. Medical care review Scott, W. R. 1990; 47 (2): 165–92

    View details for PubMedID 10106771

  • SYSTEMS WITHIN SYSTEMS - THE MENTAL-HEALTH SECTOR AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST Scott, W. R. 1985; 28 (5): 601-618
  • DEVELOPMENTS IN ORGANIZATION THEORY, 1960-1980 AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST Scott, W. R. 1981; 24 (3): 407-422
  • SOME PROBLEMS IN STUDY OF ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE MID-AMERICAN REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGY Scott, W. R. 1977; 2 (1): 1-16
  • ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ANNUAL REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGY Scott, W. R. 1975; 1: 1-20
  • THEORY OF EVALUATION APPLIED TO A UNIVERSITY-FACULTY SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION HIND, R. R., DORNBUSC, S. M., Scott, W. R. 1974; 47 (1): 114-128
  • ORGANIZATIONAL EVALUATION AND AUTHORITY ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY Scott, W. R., DORNBUSCH, S. M., BUSCHING, B. C., LAING, J. D. 1967; 12 (1): 93-117