Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare

Managing Healthcare Organisations in Challenging Policy Contexts

Editors: Kislov, R., Burns, D., Mørk, B.E., Montgomery, K. (Eds.)

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  • Presents cutting edge research to inform theoretical debate, policy, and practice in healthcare management
  • Offers an interdisciplinary and international focus
  • Combines the analyses of contemporary policy trends, their implementation, and the practices of organisational leaders
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Healthcare managers, professionals and service users operate in an increasingly complex environment in terms of policy, regulation and governance arrangements. The policy process is becoming pluralised as competing narratives are drawn upon to influence practice. A wide range of contradictory and inconsistent policies are on offer to healthcare stakeholders, which ultimately results in a broad spectrum of responses, adaptations and improvisations throughout the process of policy implementation. The impact on managerial and professional practice is significant: Whilst some voices are suppressed or ignored, the complex nature of contemporary policy contexts can also help local actors exercise their agency and advance their agenda.

This edited volume investigates how contemporary policy trends are influencing healthcare systems, organisations and professions and explores the various ways in which policy implementation could be enacted, resisted and reinvented by healthcare managers and professionals on the ground. It sheds light on the complex web of connections that exist between policy development (Part I), its translation into practice (Part II), and the activities of organisational leaders who are trying their best to make sense of – and succeed in – challenging policy contexts (Part III).

About the authors

Roman Kislov is Director of the Decent Work and Productivity Research Centre in Manchester Metropolitan University and Deputy Theme Lead for Implementation Science in the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (NIHR ARC) Greater Manchester. He is Secretary of the Society for Studies in Organising Health Care (SHOC).

Diane Burns is Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at Sheffield University Management School. She is Deputy Chair of SHOC and serves on the Leadership Group of the Sustainable Care Research Programme funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

Bjørn Erik Mørk is Professor of Innovation, Research Centre Leader for the Centre for Healthcare Management and Programme Director for Healthcare Management at BI Norwegian Business School.

Kathleen Montgomery is Professor of the Graduate Division and Emerita Professor of Organisations and Management at the University of California, Riverside. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Managing Healthcare Organisations in Challenging Policy Contexts: Connections and Contradictions

    Pages 1-22

    Kislov, Roman (et al.)

  • The Pluralisation of the UK Health Policy Process?

    Pages 25-47

    Ferlie, Ewan

  • Performing Populist Health Policy: The Case of the English National Health Service

    Pages 49-66

    Speed, Ewen (et al.)

  • Policy Delusions and Dutiful Daughters: Imagined Versus Real Care Integration for Older People

    Pages 67-92

    Ludlow, Kristiana (et al.)

  • What Is Context? Methodological Reflections on the Relationship Between Context, Actors, and Change

    Pages 93-110

    Meier, Ninna (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Healthcare Organisations in Challenging Policy Contexts
Editors
  • Roman Kislov
  • Diane Burns
  • Bjørn Erik Mørk
  • Kathleen Montgomery
Series Title
Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-81093-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-81093-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-81092-4
Series ISSN
2662-1045
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 322
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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