Mark James Moir, PhD, is a 2009 graduate of the PhD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.

Mark J. Moir, PhD, MBA is the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group.

Link to Mark Moir, PhD : Kaiser Permanente Leadership Team


leadership, leader attribution, social cognition, grounded theory, situational analysis, health care, contextual model, social construction, organizational culture, social process, healthcare, isomorphism, organizational theory

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Healthcare is a complex and dynamic environment containing a plurality of social forces and perspectives that shape the organizational culture and the nature of the leadership. As leadership is a social phenomenon, it is important to understand the complex social processes that mediate our perceptions and that in turn influence processes of leader attribution. The central purpose of this study has been to illuminate the nature of culturally specific processes that emerge within a specific organizational setting and that fuel leader attribution and the social construction of leadership. Accordingly, this qualitative study has developed a Grounded Theory utilizing Situational Analysis to study leadership in a comprehensive healthcare organization. The electronic version of this dissertation is at OhioLink ETD Center,