Democratization of the Boards of Directors of Anglophone Hospitals in Quebec

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Democratization of the Boards of Directors of Anglophone Hospitals in Quebec
Abstract
The author examined (circa 1980) Quebec's effort to restructure hospital boards of directors in order to make them more representative of the community and of hospital personnel. The social organization and organizational functions of the former "elite" boards are examined by the author and then used to analyze the process and outcomes of "democratization". She notes that the former elite membership retained considerable control over the new boards, although loss of internal social homogenity and interpersonal trust changed the nature of board work. A decline in overall board authority and a rise in "insider" representation affected the distribution of power between administrators, doctors and boards of directors. The persistence of the elite board model is discussed and is attributed primarily to its consistency with the class structure of society.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1980
# of Pages
vii-292p.
Language
en
URL
Citation
Eakin-Hoffmann, Joan Margaret. “Democratization of the Boards of Directors of Anglophone Hospitals in Quebec.” PhD dissertation, McGill University, 1980. https://escholarship.mcgill.ca/concern/theses/2f75rb164?locale=en.
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