Anderson Family Commons (AFC)
McNair Hall, Loop Road
Houston, TX 77005

Date and Time:

May 20, 2016
8:00am to 4:00pm

The health care industry is an important part of the economic and business landscape in any country. Professionals and organizations in this industry, which come from sectors such as health care delivery, pharmaceuticals, insurance, medical devices and information technology, strive to provide better access to high quality care at competitive costs.

The focus of this one-day symposium is to bring together scholars from management areas such as business economics, finance, accounting, marketing, organization behavior, strategy and operations, to examine the opportunities and challenges organizations face and to provide some research-based insights to potentially address them.

This first symposium on ‘Management Research in Health Care’ organized by the Health Care Initiative at the business school at Rice University will showcase research of scholars from some of the top U.S. business schools from Harvard, Penn, Rice, Vanderbilt and UNC.



When: May 20, 2016 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Rice University, McNair Hall – Anderson Family Commons (AFC)



Transparency and Negotiated Prices: The Value of Information in Hospital-Supplier Bargaining
Dr. Ashley Swanson, Prof of Health Care Management, The Wharton School
The Stories We Tell: Vicarious Learning in Emergency Medical Care
Dr. Christopher Myers, Prof of Business Administration in Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School
Same Ingredients - Different Outcomes Exploring Recombination in Pharmaceutical R&D
Dr. Atul Nerkar, Prof of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Antecedents and Consequences of Mindful Organizing in Hospital Nursing Units
Dr. Timothy Vogus, Prof of Management in Organization Studies and Health Care, Owen Graduate School of Business
Selective Regulator Decoupling and Organizations’ Strategic Responses
Dr. Jonas Heese, Prof of Business Administration in Accounting and Management, Harvard Business School
Hospital Insurer Bargaining and the Relationship Between Charges and Prices
Eric Floyd, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Jones Graduate School of Business
To go or not to go: An empirical examination of ethics committees and consultation in healthcare institutions
Daniel Zyung, Doctoral student for Strategic Management, Jones Graduate School of Business
  Lunch Talk: A Hospital Left Behind
Rives Taylor, Principal, Gensler
  Kathleen Margolis, Firmwide Practice Leader Health & Wellness, Gensler


8:00am – 8:30am Breakfast and Registration
8:30am – 8:40am Welcome Remarks
8:40am – 10:10am Speakers
10:10am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm Speakers
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch and Industry Speaker (short 15 min break)
1:15pm – 2:00pm Speaker
2:00pm – 2:20pm Break
2:20pm – 3:50pm Speaker
3:50pm – 4.00pm Closing Remarks

Registration is Free

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For more information about the event, email healthcare@rice.edu or call 713-348-3056.

Anderson Family Commons (AFC)
McNair Hall, Loop Road
Houston, TX 77005