Changing organisations: a study of the context and processes of mergers of health care providers in England

Fulop, Naomi and Protopsaltis, Gerasimos and King, Annette and Allen, Pauline and Hutchings, Andrew and Normand, Charles (2005) Changing organisations: a study of the context and processes of mergers of health care providers in England. Social Science and Medicine, 60 (1). pp. 119-130. ISSN 0277-9536. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from a study of the context and processes of provider mergers in the NHS in England. Mergers are an example of organisational restructuring, a key lever for change in the UK health care sector and elsewhere, although it is only one strategy for organisational change. The framework for the study is key themes from the organisational change literature: the complexity of the effects of change; the importance of context; and the role of organisational culture. The drivers for health care mergers and the evidence for these are analysed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Mergers; Organisational change; Organisational restructuring; Organisational context; Organisational processes; UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2008 12:00
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 08:48
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5433 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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