Advances in Health Care Management is a research annual that publishes state-of-the-art reviews (odd years) and research on special topics (even years) in the field of health care management.

As conceived by the founding editors, John D. Blair, Myron D. Fottler, and Grant T. Savage, and as originally commissioned by JAI Press, Advances in Health Care Management provides a forum for leading research on health care management. Volumes 1 – 3 offer reviews of the field, research on selected topics, and best papers from the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management. In contrast, volumes 4 – 7 focus on a range of special topics, from bioterrorism to international health care management to entrepreneurship to patient safety.

With the move from Elsevier to Emerald Publishing Group, we are pleased to continue to offer state-of-the-art reviews along with volumes on topics of special interest. Volume 8, published in 2009, is the inaugural volume for the biennial review of health care management research. Reviews may be either empirical or conceptual, but should orient new and established scholars about current themes within an area of research, as well as emerging themes and divergent views. Authors should evaluate these future directions and offer their perspective on the direction or directions that would help build theory and improve the practice of health care management.

Volume 9, published in 2010, will explore human resource management issues within health care organizations, with a special focus on nursing and health professional shortages. Research papers that build or extend theory on this topic, as well as empirical papers using qualitative, quantitative, and combined approaches are encouraged.


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Grant T. Savage, Ph.D.
Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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