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Lawton R. Burns

James Joo-Jin Kim Professor of Health Care Management

Research Interests: formal organizations, health care management, hospital-physician relationships, integrated health care, physician networks, physician practice management firms, strategic change, supply chain management

Links: CV, Personal Website

Assessment of GPOs: The National Survey of Materials Management & Purchasing Executives Offical Rules


  • Guy David, Rich Lindrooth, Lorens Helmchen, Lawton R. Burns (Under Review), Do Hospitals Cross Subsidize?.  Abstract  Related Materials
  • Jeff C. Goldsmith, Lawton R. Burns, Aditi Sen, Trevor Goldsmith, Integrated Delivery Networks: In Search of Benefits and Market Effects
  • Aditi Sen, Lawton R. Burns, Michael Dandorph, Suzanne Sawyer (Draft), Physician Referral and the Potential for ACOs in Philadelphia.  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, ed., India's Healthcare Industry: Innovation in Delivery, Financing, and Manufacturing (2014).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, "India’s Healthcare Industry: A System Perspective". In India's Healthcare Industry: Innovation in Delivery, Financing, and Manufacturing, edited by Lawton R. Burns, (2014).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, "India’s Healthcare Industry: An Overview of the Value Chain". In India's Healthcare Industry: Innovation in Delivery, Financing, and Manufacturing, edited by Lawton R. Burns, (2014).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Mandar Vayda, Bhuvan Srinivasan, "India’s Hospital Sector: The Journey from Public to Private Healthcare Delivery". In India's Healthcare Industry: Innovation in Delivery, Financing, and Manufacturing, edited by Lawton R. Burns, (2014).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Richa Bansal, Prashanth Jayaram, "Medical Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges". In India's Healthcare Industry: Innovation in Delivery, Financing, and Manufacturing, edited by Lawton R. Burns, (2014).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Ravi Shah, R. Carter Clement, Arunavo Roy, James Calderwood, "The Aravind Eye Care System". In India's Healthcare Industry: Innovation in Delivery, Financing, and Manufacturing, edited by Lawton R. Burns, (2014).  Abstract
  • Aditi Sen, Jessica Pickett, Lawton R. Burns, "The Health Insurance Sector in India: History and Opportunities". In India's Healthcare Industry: Innovation in Delivery, Financing, and Manufacturing, edited by Lawton R. Burns, (2014), 361 - 400.  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, "The Medical Device Sector in India". In India's Healthcare Industry: Innovation in Delivery, Financing, and Manufacturing, edited by Lawton R. Burns, (2014).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Ajay Bakshi, "The Medical Profession in India". In India's Healthcare Industry: Innovation in Delivery, Financing, and Manufacturing, edited by Lawton R. Burns, (2014).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Jeff C. Goldsmith, Aditi Sen, "Horizontal and Vertical Integration of Physicians: A Tale of Two Tails". In Annual Review of Health Care Management: Revisiting the Evolution of Health Systems Organization , edited by Leonard H. Friedman, Jim Goes, Grant T. Savage, (2013), 39 - 117.  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns (2013), Matrix Structure, Encyclopedia of Management Theory doi: 10.4135/9781452276090 .  
  • Lawton R. Burns, Jeff C. Goldsmith, Aditi Sen (2013), Horizontal and Vertical Integration of Physicians: A Tale of Two Tails, Annual Review of Health Care Management: Revisiting the Evolution of Health Systems Organization Advances in Health Care Management, Volume 15: 39-117. (Emerald Group Publishing, 2013).    Related Materials
  • Lawton R. Burns, Corinna Sorenson, Michael Drummond (2013), Evolving Reimbursement and Pricing Policies for Devices in Europe and the United States Should Encourage Greater Value, Health Affairs, 32, 788 - 796. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2012.1210.    Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Eduardo A Cisneros, William Ferniany, Harbir Singh, "Strategic Alliances between Buyers and Suppliers: Lessons from the Medical Imaging Industry". In The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management, edited by Christine Harland, Guido Nassimbeni, Eugene Schneller, (2013), 107 - 136.    Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Mark V. Pauly (2012), Accountable Care Organizations May Have Difficulty Avoiding The Failures of Integrated Delivery Networks Of The 1990s, Health Affairs, 31, 2407 - 2416. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0675.    Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Douglas Wholey, Jeffrey McCullough, Ralph W. Muller, Peter Kralovec (2012), The Changing Configuration of Hospital Systems: Centralization, Federalization, or Fragmentation?, Advances in Health Care Management, 13, 189 - 232. doi: 10.1108/S1474-8231(2012)0000013013 .  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Stephen Sammut, David Lawrence, "Healthcare Innovation across Sectors: Convergences and Divergences". In The Business of Healthcare Innovation - 2nd Edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press., edited by Lawton R. Burns, (2012).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Sean Nicholson, Joanna Wolkowski, "Pharmaceutical Strategy and the Evolving Role of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)". In The Business of Healthcare Innovation - 2nd Edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press., edited by Lawton R. Burns, (2012).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, The Business of Healthcare Innovation - 2nd Edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (2012).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Christopher Chen, Jonathan Godin, Aditi Sen, Wharton/UPHS Study of ACOs: Stakeholder Views in the Philadelphia Marketplace  Description
  • Lawton R. Burns, Lyn Denend, Stefanos Zenios (2011), The Role of Physicians in Device Innovation: Critical Success Factor or Conflict of Interest?, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Guy David, Lorens Helmchen (2011), Strategic Response by Providers to Specialty Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and Retail Clinics, Population Health Management, 14 (2), 69 - 77. doi: 10.1089/pop.2010.0021.  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Edward J Zajac, Thomas A D'Aunno, "Managing Strategic Alliances ". In Shortell and Kaluzny's Healthcare Management: Organization Design and Behavior , edited by Lawton R. Burns, Elizabeth Bradley, Bryan Weiner, (2011), 321 - 346.  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Elizabeth Bradley, Bryan Weiner, Shortell and Kaluzny's Healthcare Management: Organization Design and Behavior (2011).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Elizabeth Bradley, Bryan Weiner, "The Management Challenge of Delivering Value in Health Care: Global and U.S. Perspectives.". In Shortell and Kaluzny's Healthcare Management: Organization Design and Behavior , edited by Lawton R. Burns, Elizabeth Bradley, Bryan Weiner, (2011), 2 - 32.  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Jeff C. Goldsmith, Ralph W. Muller, "History of Hospital/Physician Relationships: Obstacles, Opportunities, and Issues". In Partners in Health, edited by Jay Crosson, Laura Tollen, (2010), 18 - 45.  
  • Robert J. Town, Douglas Wholey, Feldman Roger, Lawton R. Burns (Working), “The Welfare Consequences of Hospital Mergers”.
  • Lawton R. Burns, Rajiv Shah, Frank A Sloan, Adam C Powell (2009), The impact of hospital ownership conversions: Review of the literature and results from a comparative field study, Biennial Review of Health Care Management: Meso Perspective (Advances in Health Care Management, Volume 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited doi: 10.1108/S1474-8231(2009)0000008011.  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Michael Housman, Robert Booth, Aaron Koenig (2009), Implant Vendors and Hospitals: Competing Influences over Product Choice by Orthopedic Surgeons, Health Care Management Review, 34(1): 2-18, 2009.  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Michael Housman, Charles Robinson (2009), Market Entry And Exit By Biotech And Device Companies Funded By Venture Capital, Health Affairs, Web Exclusive. December 2, 2008. W76-86.    Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Mark V. Pauly (2008), Price Transparency For Medical Devices, Health Affairs, 27(6): 1544-1553, 2008.    Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, J. Andrew Lee (2008), Hospital purchasing alliances: utilization, services, and performance, Health Care Management Review, 33, 203 - 215. doi: 10.1097/01.HMR.0000324906.04025.33.  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, Ralph W. Muller (2008), Hospital-Physician Collaboration: Landscape of Economic Integration and Impact on Clinical Integration, Milbank Quarterly, 86(3): 375 - 434, 2008.    Abstract
  • Robert J. Town, Douglas Wholey, Roger Feldman, Lawton R. Burns (2007), “Hospital Consolidation Increases Racial and Income Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage, Health Affairs, 26 (4), 1170 - 1180.  
  • Robert J. Town, Douglas Wholey, Roger Feldman, Lawton R. Burns (2007), “Revisiting the Relationship between Managed Care and Hospital Consolidation”, Health Services Research, 42 (1), 219 - 238.  
  • Lawton R. Burns, Robert Town, Douglas Wholey, Roger Feldman (Working), The Welfare Consequences of Hospital Mergers.  
  • Lawton R. Burns, Rosemary Stevens, Charles Rosenberg, eds., History And Health Policy In The United States. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press). (2006).  Abstract
  • Lawton R. Burns, The Health Care Value Chain: Producers, Purchasers, and Providers. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass). (2002).  Abstract