Learning on the Job: The Impact of Job Tenure and Management Strategies on Nursing Home Performance

Forthcoming, Administration & Society

43 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2019

See all articles by Anna Amirkhanyan

Anna Amirkhanyan

American University - School of Public Affairs

Seung-Ho An

University of Arizona - School of Government and Public Policy

Beth A. Hawks

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Kenneth J. Meier

American University; Cardiff University; Leiden University - Institute of Public Administration

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

This study investigates linear and nonlinear effects of job tenure on organizational performance and explores how administrators’ job tenure can moderate the relationship between three key managerial strategies – innovative management, participatory management, and external management – and performance. Using archival performance indicators available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in combination with a recent survey of nursing home administrators, we find that job tenure has a linear and nonlinear relationship with two different performance dimensions, respectively. Also, more experienced managers are better able to manage external environments and share power internally to achieve better outcomes.

Keywords: Job Tenure, Management Strategies, Organizational Performance

Suggested Citation

Amirkhanyan, Anna and An, Seung-Ho and Hawks, Beth A. and Meier, Kenneth J., Learning on the Job: The Impact of Job Tenure and Management Strategies on Nursing Home Performance (2019). Forthcoming, Administration & Society. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3423749

Anna Amirkhanyan

American University - School of Public Affairs ( email )

Washington, DC 20016
United States

Seung-Ho An (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - School of Government and Public Policy

315 Social Science Building
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Beth A. Hawks

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences ( email )

4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States

Kenneth J. Meier

American University ( email )

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

Cardiff University ( email )

Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

Leiden University - Institute of Public Administration ( email )

P.O. Box 13228
Den Haag, 2501 EE
Netherlands

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