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The role of CSR in clinical governance and its influence on knowledge sharing

Luu Trong Tuan (School of Business, International University, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Article publication date: 19 April 2013

Abstract

Purpose

The cumulative cart of data piling through the empirical journey around hospitals in Vietnam provides the clue on whether corporate social responsibility (CSR) influences clinical governance, which in turn catalyzes team processes and knowledge sharing. This paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

Structural equation modeling (SEM) approach served as an analyst for 341 responses returned from self‐administered structured questionnaires sent to 504 hospital members in the middle‐management position.

Findings

A model of clinical governance and knowledge sharing evolved along the process of hypothesis testing. Ethical CSR was found to nourish clinical governance in the healthcare service organizations.

Originality/value

The research findings shed light on the CSR‐based model of knowledge sharing which underscores the role of ethical CSR initiatives in the activation of chain effects from clinical governance through team processes to knowledge sharing.

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Citation

Trong Tuan, L. (2013), "The role of CSR in clinical governance and its influence on knowledge sharing", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 18 No. 2, pp. 90-113. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777271311317891

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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