John R Kimberly
Henry Bower Professor of Entrepreneurial Management
Professor of Management
Professor of Health Care Management/Sociology
Executive Director, Wharton/INSEAD Alliance
Research Interests: health policy, institutional creation, managerial innovation, organizational change, organizational design
HCMG213 - Health Care Strategy and Management: the Business of Health Care
This course presents an overview of the business of health and how a variety of health care organizations have gained, sustained, and lost competitive advantage amidst intense competition, widespread regulation, high interdependence, and massive technological, economic, social and political changes. Specifically, we evaluate the challenges facing health care organizations using competitive analysis, identify their past responses, and explore the current strategies they are using to manage these challenges (and emerging ones) more effectively. Students will develop generalized skills in competitive analysis and the ability to apply those skills in the specialized analysis of opportunities in producer (e.g. biopharmaceutical, medical product, information technology), purchaser (e.g. insurance), and provider (e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, physician) organizations and industry sectors. The course is organized around a number of readings, cases, presentations, and a required project.
MGMT246 - Social Innovation and Social Enterprise
Social innovation is very much in the news these days as we search for alternative ways of organizing, managing, delivering and financing a variety of products and services that meet needs not met by traditional markets and organizational arrangements. The enterprises formed to deliver these products and services, some of which are not-for-profits and some for-profits, are what we call "social enterprises", and have generated a great deal of enthusiasm and media coverage. Yet not all of these enterprises succeed financially or have social impact, and little is known about why some succeed where others fail.