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Water 2017, 9(2), 107; doi:10.3390/w9020107

Accomplishing Water Strategy Policies in Hospitals: The Role of Management Information Systems and Managerial Styles

Departamento de Economía Financiera y Contabilidad, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
Academic Editor: Giacomo Zanni
Received: 31 October 2016 / Revised: 1 February 2017 / Accepted: 7 February 2017 / Published: 10 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Water Policy Collection)
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Hospitals are using more sophisticated and comprehensive management information systems to implement multiple strategic policies towards water cost saving and water quality enhancement. However, they do not always achieve the intended strategic goals. This paper analyzes how managerial styles interact with sophisticated management information systems to achieve different water strategic priorities. How proactive vs. reactive managerial styles moderate the effects of management information systems on water cost saving and water quality enhancement is analyzed. Relationships are explored using data collected from 122 general services directors in Spanish public hospitals. The findings show a positive effect of sophisticated management information systems on the achievement of water policies focused on cost saving and quality enhancement. Results also show a different moderated effect of managerial styles; thus, sophisticated management information systems with a proactive managerial style facilitate managers to achieve better water quality policies rather than water cost saving policies. View Full-Text
Keywords: water strategic policies; cost saving and quality enhancement; management information system; managerial styles; hospitals water strategic policies; cost saving and quality enhancement; management information system; managerial styles; hospitals
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Naranjo-Gil, D. Accomplishing Water Strategy Policies in Hospitals: The Role of Management Information Systems and Managerial Styles. Water 2017, 9, 107.

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