International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics (IJPPHME)

International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics (IJPPHME)

Now International Journal of Public and Private Perspectives on Healthcare, Culture, and the Environment (IJPPPHCE)
Editor-in-Chief: Jari Vuori (University of Eastern Finland, Finland)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2155-6423|EISSN: 2155-6431|DOI: 10.4018/IJPPHME
Out of print.


The International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics (IJPPHME) takes an interdisciplinary look at public and private healthcare organizations, culminating knowledge about differences in service, management, delivery, and efficiency. This journal also addresses the challenges of organizing and managing healthcare services more efficiently and effectively in global settings. IJPPHME uses comparative methodology to examine these issues in healthcare service quality and processes and welcomes interdisciplinary research from the public and private sector.

Topics Covered

  • Comparative methodology
  • Costs differences in public-private management
  • Hybrid forms of organizing
  • Incentives for public and private service delivery
  • Privatization, out-sourcing, and contracting-out
  • Public and private health care management
  • Public and private information management
  • Public and private service management

Mission and Scope

As debates over public and private healthcare dominate popular media, the mission of the International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics (IJPPHME) is to compare public and private healthcare organizations and systems and examine their differences in terms of service, deliver, and cost. IJPPHME looks to answer the question whether public and private sector health care organizations have complementary or contradictory roles to play in providing this vital service to citizens, taking into account the impact of citizens and information technology in these processes.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

Search this Journal:
Open Access Articles: Forthcoming
Volume 4: 1 Issue (2015)
Volume 3: 3 Issues (2013)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2011)
View Complete Journal Contents Listing


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Jari Vuori is a professor at University of Eastern Finland. He is currently Head of Health Management Sciences at the Department of Health Policy and Management, where he is responsible for research and the program of Phd students. He has been a visiting lecturer and scholar in Europe (University of Warwick), USA (Georgia Tech), and Japan (Nihon University). His research focuses mainly on the differences between public and private organizations and sectors at macro-and micro levels. His research group, PUBPRI, focuses on comparative issues concerning public, private, and non-profit service delivery, efficiency, and effectiveness. In addition Dr. Vuori is interested in comparative public policy issues and their methodological configuration in the global setting. His educational and scientific background stems from public management, business administration, and economics.

Editorial Board

Associate Editor
Jonathan Tritter, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Editorial Review Board
Anna Thomasson, Lund University, Sweden
Carol Hansen, Georgia State University, United States
Enrique Perez, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Gordon Kingsley, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Grame Hodge, Monash University, Australia
John Diamond, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Juha Teperi, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
Karsten Vrangbæk, Danish Institute of Governmental Research, Denmark
Lih-Rong Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Marisa Miraldo, Imperial College Business School, United Kingdom
Mats Brommels, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Mia Vabø, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Norway
Pauline Allen, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Pirkko Vartiainen, University of Vaasa, Finland
Raymond Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ricardo Corrêa Gomes, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
Richard Saltman, Emory University, United States
Robert Cameron, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Russell Mannion, University of York, United Kingdom