Entrepreneurship in instituitionalised settings: The roles of hospital benchmarking

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Buckmaster, N. and Mouritsen, Jan. (2013). Entrepreneurship in instituitionalised settings: The roles of hospital benchmarking. Seventh Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference. Japan: Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. pp. 1
AuthorsBuckmaster, N. and Mouritsen, Jan
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Purpose: The paper aims to analyse the roles of benchmarking by and of public hospitals in relation to ranking and institutional entrepreneurship.

Design/methodology/approach: Neo-institutional theory informs the study in particular its recent concern with entrepreneurship and strategic change. A qualitative design and method are employed incorporating primary and secondary data. Sources of evidence include: semi-structured interviews, documentation, observation and archival records. Interviews are a primary source and during site visits, 44 interviews were held.

Findings: The study offers evidence of how professionals using and recalculate benchmark data and experiment in a free/relational space that is isolated (protected from intrusion), interactive and inclusive. This free space enables a collective to use performance numbers as a reference for identifying superior practices that remedy difference and inform change. A free space is one where power relations are reworked and hierarchical accountability being pushed a bit sideways.

Originality/value: The extant literature is also still coming to terms with institutional entrepreneurship and change that happens via a collective, especially in mature fields, as well as the conditions that enable this. A lack of attention to micro-institutional change and practices is a major shortcoming in extant studies. The present study deals with micro-institutional change via new practices identified through a collective.

Keywordsbenchmarking; collective entrepreneurship; free space; hospitals; institutional work; surveyed space
Year01 Jan 2013
PublisherAsia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference
Web address (URL)http://www.sakauelab.org/archives/apira2013/proceedings/pdfs/apira2013-abstracts.pdf
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OnlineJul 2013
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Deposited10 May 2024
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