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Title: Work activities and stress among managers in health care
Authors: Arman, R
Wikström, E
Tengelin, W
Dellve, Lotta
Editors: Tengblad, S
Department: University of Borås. School of Health Sciences
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: The Work of Managers. Towards a Practice Theory of Management
ISBN: 978-0-19-963972-4
Pages: 105-130
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2011
Media type: text
Publication type: book chapter
Subject Category: Subject categories::Medical and Health Sciences
Strategic Research Area: none
Abstract: Comprehensive overview of research in the field Includes contributions from leading researchers on managers Combines theory, evidence, and reflection Detailed literature review of 21 of the most important previous studies Managers are significant actors in contemporary organizations and yet there is very little deep-level analysis of what managers do, and how they understand their managerial selves and social situations. Instead of evaluating management techniques according to their internal logic and systematic qualities, this book advances the 'practice perspective', using behaviour and activities of successful, experienced, and skilled managers as the primary data for theorizing good management. In this book, academics review classic literature on managerial work, discuss methodological and theoretical approaches, and present empirical studies on various kinds of managers at different levels of organizations, in different roles, and different sectors, from construction site managers and CEOs of large companies to university vice chancellors and front-line health care managers. It makes the case for studies of managerial work that look beyond the rational and ordered world to the challenges presented by, inter alia, work and information overload, complexity, performance pressures, unintended consequences, and irreconcilable expectations. Readership: Academics, researchers, and graduate students in Management and Organization Studies
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2320/10799
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