Organizing and Reorganizing: Power and Change in Health Care Organizations

L McKee (Editor), E Ferlie (Editor), P Hyde (Editor)

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Why are health care services in so many countries undergoing so much reorganization? What are the long term effects of such managerial restructuring? How might we start to make an assessment of such effects? This book brings together a group of international authors to examine these themes and offer a vital insight into organizing and reorganizing in health care.
The handling of organizational politics, power and change is revealed as a core aspect of effective reorganizations which are not a simple or linear process. They may also generate unpredictable effects. Using social scientific and research-based perspectives to place current policy themes in a broader context this book will be of interest to health management scholars, advanced students and reflective policy makers as well as practitioners internationally.
Organizing and Reorganizing is the fifth title in an ongoing series dating from 1998. The contents and focus of each of the previous books have been drawn from the best of the papers presented at the International Conferences on Organizational Behaviour in Health Care. To date both the conferences and the book series represent an important compilation of what is known about organizational behaviour in health care. As such, the series is seen as a critically important repository of the literature and best practice in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke, United Kingdom
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)0230542948 , 978-0230542945
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2008


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