Division for Organizational Health Services Research
Department of Health Services Research
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Campus Haarentor, Building V04
Ammerländer Heerstraße 140
Scientific project leaders:
PD Dr. Mirjam Körner
Dr. Christoph Kowalski
Prof. Dr. Lena Ansmann
Working group Health Services Research of the German Society of Medical Sociology (DGMS)
Scientific network funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
The overall aim of health care delivery is to ensure that all patients receive effective, efficient, safe and humane health care. This requires the assessment of different levels of health care delivery like individuals, organizational units and organizations themselves.
In this research field of “organizational behavior” formal organizations, the behavior of persons in these organizations, the development of organizations as well as their purpose, context and environment are examined. The members of the network NWOB aim to capture the current state of research on organizational behavior in health care organizations in Germany and to sum them up with theoretical approaches, methods and empirical results. The network group comprises 15 researchers from various research fields and faculties of different universities in Germany (medical psychology, medical sociology, health care management, psychology, business administration, national economy, general medicine and health services research). Articles of all these researchers will be assembled to a systematic overview, published as an English-speaking book. Moreover, a review on the current state of research on organizational behavior in health care organizations in Germany will be conducted.
The intended result is to increase and establish the research on organizational behavior in health services research in Germany and thus to compete with international research in this field. NWOB aims as well to strengthen the collaboration between the researchers by building a research network for joint research proposals and projects.