7th Biennial ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference

Healthcare Services Delivery by Public Organizations: Theoretical and Methodological Dynamism of Game Theory
2020-12-03, 10:30–10:45, Zoom Breakout Room 2

In this paper, by using a step-by-step approach, the authors demonstrate the theoretical and methodological dynamism of game theory by proposing integration of the underpinnings of classical organization theory, neoclassical organization theory, systems theory and game theory to develop a conceptual framework for the organization of healthcare services delivery. It also underlines that game theoretical modeling could operationalize the conceptual framework by using public hospital performance data. The methodology presented in this paper can not only be used for the organization of healthcare services delivery, but also has the potential for developing game theoretic and multitheoretical organizations in other sectors as well to solve a wide variety of organizational problems. Researchers and practitioners could use other theories along with game theory to address the problems identified from the gaps in the literature review of their research studies.


This paper presents a novel theoretical and methodological perspective based on the use of multitheoretical underpinnings for developing a conceptual framework, e.g., for the organization of health care services delivery, first by including game theory and organization theories and then by using game theory as the methodology to operationalize the conceptual framework. It proposes the integration of classical organization theory, neoclassical organization theory, systems theory and game theory to form a theoretical foundation in healthcare research studies so that game theory can be used also as a methodology.


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See also: Dynamism of Game Theory