The political economy of management knowledge: Management texts in English healthcare organizations
Ferlie, Ewan, Ledger, Jean, Dopson, Sue, Fischer, Michael D., Fitzgerald, Louise, McGivern, Gerry and Bennett, Chris. (2016). The political economy of management knowledge: Management texts in English healthcare organizations. Public Administration. 94(1), pp. 185 - 203. https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12221
|Authors||Ferlie, Ewan, Ledger, Jean, Dopson, Sue, Fischer, Michael D., Fitzgerald, Louise, McGivern, Gerry and Bennett, Chris|
Have generic management texts and associated knowledges now extensively diffused into public services organizations? If so, why? Our empirical study of English healthcare organizations detects an extensive presence of such texts. We argue that their ready diffusion relates to two macro-level forces: (i) the influence of the underlying political economy of public services reform and (ii) a strongly developed business school/management consulting knowledge nexus. This macro perspective theoretically complements existing explanations from the meso or middle level of analysis which examine diffusion processes within the public services field, and also more micro literature which focuses on agency from individual knowledge leaders.
|Journal citation||94 (1), pp. 185 - 203|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12221|
|Open access||Open access|
|Page range||185 - 203|
|Research Group||Centre for Sustainable HRM and Wellbeing|
|Author's accepted manuscript|
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: FERLIE, E., LEDGER, J., DOPSON, S., FISCHER, M.D., FITZGERALD, L., MCGIVERN, G. and BENNETT, C. (2016), THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE: MANAGEMENT TEXTS IN ENGLISH HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS. Public Admin, 94: 185-203. https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12221, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12221. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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