Unfinished business : a study of how middle managers with nursing and accountancy backgrounds manage identity in changing UK health care
Young, Ann P. 2005. Unfinished business : a study of how middle managers with nursing and accountancy backgrounds manage identity in changing UK health care. PhD Thesis University of East London Business School
|Authors||Young, Ann P.|
People need to maintain or adopt identities that enable them to feel comfortable within the social structures that make up their world.
In order to test out this theoretical approach, the empirical work for the thesis was set in one NHS trust and one private health care/insurance company. The study was about middle managers who were also professionals, with a nursing or an accountancy background. The results showed that these managers were able to exercise choice on the identities adopted from amongst a number available to them. The structural organisational features of the private company were more constraining than the NHS trust while the
Conclusions suggest that a focus on ideological alliances is useful in adding to the literature on identity management in times of change.
|Keywords||Organisational change; Middle managers; NHS|
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|Deposited||16 Jan 2014|
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