Organizing as becoming: Contradictory isomorphic pressures in a university hospital setting

Allan Næs Gjerding, Pernille Schulze

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Abstrakt

Studying a university hospital undergoing radical organizational change, the paper discusses the creation and constitution of new leadership roles. The discussion focuses on how respons-es to isomorphic pressures are related to local variations of organizational structures and pat-terns of institutionalization. Variation occurs in terms of two different discourses, creating dif-ferent types of legitimacy, and is explained by combining an institutional approach and the becoming perspective based on the notion of timespace, thus bridging realism and social con-structivism. Theoretically, the paper points to how realism and social constructivism can be bridged by focusing timespace within a qualitative methodology. Practically, the paper lends more support to new public governance than to the prevailing discourse of new public man-agement.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2015
Antal sider23
StatusUdgivet - 2015
BegivenhedEGOS Colloquium - Athens, ALBA Graduate Business School, Athens, Grækenland
Varighed: 2 jul. 20154 jul. 2015
Konferencens nummer: 31

Konference

KonferenceEGOS Colloquium
Nummer31
LokationAthens
LandGrækenland
ByALBA Graduate Business School, Athens
Periode02/07/201504/07/2015

Bibliografisk note

EGOS Conference, July 1-4, Athens, Greece

Emneord

  • Timespace
  • Isomorphism
  • Institutionalization
  • Becoming
  • New Public Governance

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