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Towards a Comparative Institutionalism: Forms, Dynamics and Logics Across the Organizational Fields of Health Care and Higher Education Vol: 45

Michael Lounsbury
University of Alberta, Canada

Romulo Pinheiro
University of Agder, Norway

Francisco O. Ramirez
Stanford University, USA

Karsten Vrangbaek
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Lars Geschwind
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Product Details
06 Jan 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
344 pages - 152 x 229 x 22mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
The book examines ongoing dynamics within the organizational fields of health and higher education, with a focus on collective (public universities and hospitals) and individual (professionals) actors, structures, processes and institutional logics. The fact that universities and hospitals share a number of important characteristics, both being hybrid organizations, professional bureaucracies, and operating within highly institutionalised environments, they are also characterised by their distinctive features such as the importance attributed to scientific autonomy and prestige (universities) and the needs and expectations of users and funders (hospitals). The volume brings together two relatively distinct scholarly traditions within the social sciences, namely, scholars - sociologists, educationalists, economists, political scientists and public administration researchers, etc. - involved with the study of change dynamics within the fields of health care and higher education in Europe and beyond. The authors resort to a variety of theoretical and conceptual perspectives emanating from the studies of organizational fields more generally and neo-institutionalism in particular.
PART I: SETTING THE STAGE Foreword - John W. Meyer The Value in Comparing Organizational Fields and Forms - Rómulo Pinheiro, Lars Geschwind, Francisco O. Ramirez and Karsten Vrangbæk PART II: FIELD LEVEL DYNAMICS Higher Education and Health Organizational Fields in the Age of “World Class” and “Best Practices” - Francisco O. Ramirez, Haldor Byrkjeflot and Rómulo Pinheiro Reformed or Deformed? The Unending Renewal of the Public University between Unintended Consequences and Unexpected Challenges - Jürgen Deeg Comparing the Institutionalisation of Performance Management Schemes for Hospitals in Denmark, Germany and England - Karsten Vrangbæk, John Appleby, Tanja Klenk and Sarah Gregory PART III: INSTITUTIONAL LOGICS IN HEALTH CARE AND HIGHER EDUCATION Strategic and Enforced Logics Hybridization: An Agency View within French Hospitals and Universities - Corinne Grenier and Johan Bernardini-Perinciolo Handling Different Institutional Logics in the Public Sector: Comparing Management in Norwegian Universities and Hospitals - Laila Nordstrand Berg and Rómulo Pinheiro Decision-making Power and Institutional Logic in Higher Education Institutions: A Comparative Analysis of European Universities - S. Kubra Canhilal, Benedetto Lepori and Marco Seeber The Quest for Promoting Integrated Care in the Scandinavian Countries: Recent Reforms, Possibilities and Problems - Dag Olaf Torjesen, Gro Kvåle and Charlotte Kiland PART IV: RESISTANCE AND TRANSFORMATION Institutional Isomorphism and Quality Management: Comparing Hospitals and Universities - Tanja Klenk and Markus Seyfried Transforming Professional Bureaucracies in Hospitals and Higher Education Institutions - Teresa Carvalho and Rui Santiago Managerialism in Complex Systems: Experiences of Strategic Planning in Non-Profit Hospitals - Victor Meyer, Jr., Lucilaine Pascuci and Diórgenes Falcão Mamédio Viva Solidarity!: Framing Repertoire of Emerging Social Movements Against Institutional Change in Two Turkish Universities - Kutay Güne?tepe and Deniz Tunçalp
Rómulo Pinheiro, Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway Lars Geschwind, Department of Learning, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden Francisco O. Ramirez, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA Karsten Vrangbæk, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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