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Yin, R.K. (2012) Case study methods. In Cooper, H., et al. (Eds.), APA Handbooks in Psychology. APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology, Vol. 2. Research Designs: Quantitative, Qualitative, Neuropsychological, and Biological, American Psychological Association, 141-155. https://doi.org/10.1037/13620-009

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TITLE: The Implementation of Adopted Balanced Scorecard with New Insight Strategy Framework for the Healthcare Industry: A Case Study

KEYWORDS: Adopted Balanced Score Card , Blue Ocean Strategy , 7s Mckinsey , Dy-namic Strategy , Healthcare Industry , P Obs & Gyn Clinic , A Obs & Gyn Clinic , Value-Added , Innovation

JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Business and Management , Vol.8 No.2 , March 4, 2020

ABSTRACT: Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to find out the new insight and concept of management strategy for Taiwan local clinic in a low reimbursement insurance payment system. Besides the golden spirit of keeping human healthy and best quality of life style, creating stable financial income is another big issue. However, healthcare industry is highly competitive among same industry as well as high-end technology investment. Therefore, a suitable dynamic strategy should be taken into consideration further healthcare service undertaking. After the implementation of adopted balanced scorecard with new in-sight strategy toward child and maternal clinic, and additional of SWOT analysis, Blue Ocean Strategy and 7s Mckinsey theory, a suitable dynamic strategy created a great value in health care industry. It created a value added dynamic strategy to solve low reimbursement insurance payment system; local clinic not only gained a better profit and service expansion but also promoted health care to a higher level, especially in child and maternal healthcare services. Design/Methodology/Approach: This is a local Obs & Gyn local clinic qualitative case study. All observation phenomena were observed and recorded down from the clinic. Adoption of balanced scorecard, new insight of blue ocean strategy and 7’s Mckinsey Theory formulates a dynamic strategy for the clinic management.

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This text brings the theory of case study research to life by presenting real-life illustrations of research techniques in practice. Professionals and advanced students can learn a lot by modeling their own research strategies on these examples.

A practical guide to complement Yin's seminal book on Case study research.

Simple and straight forward

This was not adopted. However it is a recommended book for individual students who are using a case study approach for their dissertation.

Excellent supplementary text to Creswell's for a graduate-level research methods class.

I chose Yin's Case Study Research instead. The Applications text would be better suited to a course devoted solely to case study research.

The book is too technical for my needs. It does not present enough from the qualitative research stance that I emphasize in my teaching. I was surprised by all the tables and by the dense prose. Not at all what I expected.

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