Towards a Comparative Institutionalism

Forms, Dynamics and Logics Across the Organizational Fields of Health Care and Higher Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785602748

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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The volume examines ongoing dynamics within the organizational fields of health care and higher education, as seen from an institutional theory perspective. To date, few studies have attempted to compare developments across these two critical societal sectors and actors.
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Towards a Comparative Institutionalism

Forms, Dynamics and Logics Across the Organizational Fields of Health Care and Higher Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781785602757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 5482

The volume examines ongoing dynamics within the organizational fields of health care and higher education, as seen from an institutional theory perspective. To date, few studies have attempted to compare developments across these two critical societal sectors and actors.
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Towards a Comparative Institutionalism

Forms, Dynamics and Logics Across the Organizational Fields of Health Care and Higher Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781785602757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 3915

The volume examines ongoing dynamics within the organizational fields of health care and higher education, as seen from an institutional theory perspective. To date, few studies have attempted to compare developments across these two critical societal sectors and actors.
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Towards a Comparative Institutionalism

Forms, Dynamics and Logics Across the Organizational Fields of Health Care and Higher Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785602748

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 2014

The volume examines ongoing dynamics within the organizational fields of health care and higher education, as seen from an institutional theory perspective. To date, few studies have attempted to compare developments across these two critical societal sectors and actors.
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Theory and Method in Higher Education Research

Author: Jeroen Huisman,Malcolm Tight

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786358948

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 5044

This volume of Theory and Method in Higher Education Research contains contemporary contributions to international debates regarding the application and development of theory and methodology in researching higher education.
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The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism

Author: Royston Greenwood,Christine Oliver,Thomas B. Lawrence,Renate E. Meyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526415054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 928

View: 3082

The second edition of the bestselling The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism has been thoroughly revised with new chapters added, bringing together extensive coverage of aspects of Institutional Theory.
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Institutional Logics in Action

Author: Michael Lounsbury,Eva Boxenbaum

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781909210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

View: 9145

The Institutional Logics Perspective is one of the fastest growing new theoretical areas in organization studies (Thornton, Ocasio & Lounsbury, 2012). Building on early efforts by Friedland & Alford (1991) to "bring society back in" to the study of organizational dynamics, this new scholarly domain has revived institutional analysis by embracing a
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Markets from Culture

Institutional Logics and Organizational Decisions in Higher Education Publishing

Author: Patricia H. Thornton

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804740210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 7026

Institutional logics, the underlying governing principles of societal sectors, strongly influence organizational decision making. Any shift in institutional logics results in a similar shift in attention to alternative problems and solutions and in new determinants for executive decisions. Examining changes in institutional logics in higher-education publishing, this book links cultural analysis with organizational decision making to develop a theory of attention and explain how executives concentrate on certain market characteristics to the exclusion of others. Analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data from the 1950s to the 1990s, the author shows how higher education publishing moved from a culture of independent domestic publishers focused on creating markets for books based on personal, relational networks to a culture of international conglomerates that create markets from corporate hierarchies. This book offers broader lessons beyond publishing--its theory is applicable to explaining institutional changes in organizational leadership, strategy, and structure occurring in all professional services industries.
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The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment

Author: Stephen Edgell,Heidi Gottfried,Edward Granter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473943280

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

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The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is a landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world. The coverage is both comprehensive and comparative (in terms of time and space) and each ‘state of the art’ chapter provides a critical review of the literature combined with some thoughts on the direction of research. This authoritative text is structured around six core themes: Historical Context and Social Divisions The Experience of Work The Organization of Work Nonstandard Work and Employment Work and Life beyond Employment Globalization and the Future of Work. Globally, the contours of work and employment are changing dramatically. This handbook helps academics and practitioners make sense of the impact of these changes on individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Written in an accessible style with a helpful introduction, the retrospective and prospective nature of this volume will be an essential resource for students, teachers and policy-makers across a range of fields, from business and management, to sociology and organization studies.
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Studying Organization

Theory and Method

Author: Stewart R Clegg,Cynthia Hardy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446237192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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In response to the needs of lecturers, the acclaimed Handbook of Organization Studies has been made available as two major paperback textbooks. In this, the first of a two-volume paperback edition of the landmark Handbook of Organization Studies, editors Stewart Clegg and Cynthia Hardy survey the field of organization studies. Studying Organization is an ideal textbook around which to build courses on organization theory and research methodology. Central to the enterprise has been a concern to reflect and honour the manifest diversity of the field, including recognition of the extent to which the very notion of a single field of organization studies is debated. Part One locates the study of organization by reviewing some of the most significant theoretical paradigms to have shaped our understanding. The second part reflects on the relationships between theory and research in organization studies.
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The University under Pressure

Author: Elizabeth Popp Berman,Catherine Paradeise

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785608304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Universities are under pressure. Their resource environment is evolving, demands for accountability have increased and demographic shifts are changing higher educational needs. This volume provides a cross-national picture of how the university as an organization is reacting to, adapting to, and threatened by a period of intense pressure.
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Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access

Getting to Now

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Optimizing Scheduling in Health Care

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309339227

Category: Medical

Page: 154

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According to Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access, long waits for treatment are a function of the disjointed manner in which most health systems have evolved to accommodate the needs and the desires of doctors and administrators, rather than those of patients. The result is a health care system that deploys its most valuable resource--highly trained personnel--inefficiently, leading to an unnecessary imbalance between the demand for appointments and the supply of open appointments. This study makes the case that by using the techniques of systems engineering, new approaches to management, and increased patient and family involvement, the current health care system can move forward to one with greater focus on the preferences of patients to provide convenient, efficient, and excellent health care without the need for costly investment. Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access identifies best practices for making significant improvements in access and system-level change. This report makes recommendations for principles and practices to improve access by promoting efficient scheduling. This study will be a valuable resource for practitioners to progress toward a more patient-focused "How can we help you today?" culture.
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How Institutions Matter!

Author: Joel Gehman,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786354314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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This double volume presents a collection of 23 papers on how institutions matter to socio-economic life. The effort was seeded by the 2015 Alberta Institutions Conference, which brought together 108 participants from 14 countries and 51 different institutions.
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The Health Promoting School

International Advances in Theory, Evaluation and Practice

Author: Stephen Clift

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788776840129

Category: Elementary schools

Page: 509

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Kulturelle Konflikte in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

Eine Analyse von Programmen im Bereich der reproduktiven Gesundheit

Author: Judith von Heusinger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658167645

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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Judith von Heusinger untersucht aus sozialwissenschaftlicher Perspektive kulturelle Konflikte in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit am Beispiel der Länder Kambodscha und Kirgisistan. Sie analysiert diese aus der Perspektive von Entwicklungsexpertinnen und Entwicklungsexperten als rationalisierte Andere und der daraus folgenden Konfliktstruktur. Am Beispiel des Politikfeldes der „reproduktiven Gesundheit“ wird der konflikthafte Lokalisierungsprozess globaler Normvorstellungen durch entwicklungspolitische Maßnahmen und dadurch ausgelöste kulturelle Konflikte in diesen beiden Ländern dargestellt.
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Health Behavior and Health Education

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Karen Glanz,Barbara K. Rimer,K. Viswanath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470432489

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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Resources for teaching and learning are posted at tinyurl.com/Glanz4e and www.med.upenn.edu/hbhe4. This fourth edition of the classic book, Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and in-depth analysis of health behavior theories that are most relevant to health education. This essential resource includes the most current information on theory, research, and practice at individual, interpersonal, and community and group levels. This edition includes substantial new content on current and emerging theories of health communication, e-health, culturally diverse communities, health promotion, the impact of stress, the importance of networks and community, social marketing, and evaluation.
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Transformation in Cultural Industries

Author: Candace Jones,Patricia H. Thornton

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0762312408

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

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The cultural industries have been considered unique and out of the mainstream, not a subject for developing general theory, and therefore relatively understudied by organizational scholars. We argue it is no longer the case that cultural industries are so unique representing small markets and industries of little matter to research in the sociology of organizations. Cultural industries are now one of the fastest growing and most vital sectors in the U.S. and global economies (U.S. Census Reports, 2000). This growth is fueled in large part by the nature of the symbolic, creative, and knowledge-based assets of cultural industries. In this volume the manuscripts recognize that the functions of the symbolic, creative, and knowledge-based assets of cultural industries are also characteristic of the professional services and other industries as well. The manuscripts illustrate how the boundaries become blurred between cultural and other related industries that also rest upon the endeavors of and knowledge and creative workers. These dynamic interactions in the commercial landscape between the cultural, professional services, and other industries provide a richer context for the authors in this volume to examine changes in a specific market or industry, and also to advance our understanding of the institutional transformation of organizations.
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The Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development

Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard

Publisher: Jayne Blanchard

ISBN: 0615302467

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 103

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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.
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Closing the Gap in a Generation

Health Equity Through Action on the Social Determinants of Health : Commission on Social Determinants of Health Final Report

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241563702

Category: Medical

Page: 246

View: 8685

The Commission on Social Determinants of Health was set up by former World Health Organization Director-General J.W. Lee. It was tasked to collect, collate, and synthesize global evidence on the social determinants of health and their impact on health inequity, and to make recommendations for action to address that inequity.
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