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Disciplinary Perspectives on Skill  

Jane Bryson

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Feb 2017
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Mar 2017
Skill is a ubiquitous term but it is not always commonly understood. This chapter demonstrates that our understanding of skill varies, often as a reflection of our disciplinary interests. ... More

Editors’ Introduction: The State of Health Care Management Research: A Critical Overview  

Ewan Ferlie, Kathleen Montgomery, and Anne Reff Pederson

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Apr 2016
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Jun 2016
This introductory chapter offers an overview of the purpose and structure of the Handbook. It begins by explaining why the health care management field is a worthy object of academic ... More

Evaluation and Public Management  

Peter Dahler-Larsen

Print publication date:
Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
The term “evaluation” encompasses a rich and dynamic set of approaches some of which are interesting counterpoints to the idea of a “happy marriage” between evaluation and new public ... More

HRM and the New Public Management  

Stephen Bach and Ian Kessler

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
As human resource management (HRM) has developed as a field of study, the attention paid to public sector employment relations has been relatively limited. The preoccupation with the link ... More

Performance Management  

Colin Talbot

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
Discussions of the performance of government have existed as long as government itself. Rulers—even autocratic ones—have usually sought to justify their rule by showing how it is ... More

Re-placing Care: Governing HealthCare through Spatial Arrangements  

Lieke Oldenhof, Jeroen Postma, and Roland Bal

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Apr 2016
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Jun 2016
This chapter explores the meaning of place for health care governance. Although place is gaining importance in public health studies, it remains under theorized as an analytical concept. ... More

Striving for Balance: Reforms in Human Resource Management  

Patricia W. Ingraham

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
Reform of human resource management systems has been a prominent part of broader governmental reform and change in many nations for the past twenty years. Most often, however, it has not ... More

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