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Tahereh Maghsoudi

PhD Programme: Economics and Business
Research group: ASO – Anàlisi Social i Organitzativa
Supervisors: Rosalia Cascón Pereira & Ana Beatriz Hernández Lara


Tahereh Maghsoudi did her bachelor in Computer Engendering (Software Engineering) at IAU in Iran. Then she promoted to obtain master in Business administration (MBA) at Semnan State University, Iran. Her master thesis was about the importance of social capital and psychological resilience in reducing job burnout in harsh working condition (Oil and Gas industry). Now, she is doctorate researcher at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. She is specialized in human resources management, organizational behavior, well-being, and psychological capital. She is working on collaborative healthcare in the Spanish context. She is part of the research group Business and Management of the URV, and she is teaching the subject Human Resources Management.

Project: Collaborative Healthcare: Understanding its Meanings from different Agents

This doctoral thesis focuses on the study of the concept of collaborative healthcare. The healthcare delivery system is a multi-stakeholder and multi-player system primarily aiming to provide services to promote, restore, and improve health indicators in communities. This highlights the importance of collaboration in the healthcare system. The general objective was to address the existing gaps in collaborative healthcare agents, practices, and meanings. The thesis was developed as a compendium of three publications, which are presented in three chapters. In the first article, an integrative literature review on the concept of collaborative healthcare was developed, in which the collaborative agents and practices contributing to the social sustainability of healthcare systems were discussed. The second empirical article investigated how collaborative healthcare meanings are being constructed in social media. The third empirical article explored the strategic discourses of hospitals as formal artifacts to construct meanings of collaboration in healthcare. The findings brought valuable conceptual, methodological, and practical contributions, and additionally, some suggestions for future studies are reflected.

Open Access publications

Outreach activities

  • European Researchers’ Night 2020: “Chemistry to understand coronavirus”.

International secondment

  • York University, UK. 3 months (2021).