Asociacion Chilena De Seguridad (Achs)
AbstractThis case outlines the history of the Asociación Chilena de Seguridad (ACHS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of work-related accidents and illnesses. ACHS is part of the Chilean system of «workers insurance organizations,» known generically as mutuales. By law these organizations may not be administered directly or indirectly by any for-profit company. At the end of 2003, ACHS administered 7 hospitals, 27 clinics, and 70 medical centers throughout Chile. However, due to efficiency in accident prevention and advancements in medical treatment, hospital infrastructure far exceeded demand. To deal with this problem ACHS is reviewing a possible alliance with one of its competitors. The case focuses on this dilemma, along with the pending succession of the organization’s president for 45 years. The case illustrates the delicate balance between pursuing financial goals and remaining loyal to the organization’s mission. Teaching Purpose: To sharpen strategic analysis skills, examine the importance of balancing financial goals and mission attainment when managing a non-profit organization, and raise awareness regarding the need to plan for leadership succession. Chile, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Work-related Accidents and Illnesses, Non-profit Industry (mandated by law), $165 million yearly revenues, 2003-2005, Case, Field and Pub.Mat.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Escuela de Administracion. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its journal ABANTE.
Volume (Year): 10 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Gimena Pardo).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.