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Chefers arbete i äldreomsorgen – att hantera den svårhanterliga omvärlden: Relationen mellan arbete och organisering
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Managers work in elder care –to manage the unmanageable : The relation between work and organising (English)
Abstract [sv]

I avhandlingen beskrivs och analyseras chefers arbete genom att kombinera individuella perspektiv med organisatoriska och samhälleliga perspektiv vilket ger både teoretiska och praktiska implikationer

Referensramen är uppbyggd av teorier kring chefers arbete och nyinstitutionell teori av Skandinaviskt slag.

Flera metoder kombineras för att fånga komplexiteten i chefers arbete; skuggningar, intervjuer, observationer och dokumentstudier.

Forskningsfrågorna besvaras genom att använda en kombination av teorier utvecklade för olika analysnivåer; individ, organisation och samhälle. De empiriska materialen används för att ge ett bidrag till vidare forskning om chefers arbete med en empirisk bas.

Vikten av att relatera chefers arbete till den kontext som omger dem betonas. Chefers arbete i äldreomsorgen har specifika karaktäristika men också gemensamma drag med chefers arbete i andra sektorer och på andra organisatoriska nivåer. I det empiriska materialet har flera organisatoriska karaktäristika som påverkar chefers arbete identifierats. Beskrivningarna av chefers arbete bidrar också till en utveckling av en empirinära praxisteori för chefers arbete. Med hjälp av nyinstitutionell teori beskrivs hur chefer möter skilda förväntningar och krav och i organisationer, där dessa inte överensstämmer måste chefer hantera ett organisatoriskt hyckleri.

Abstract [en]

In the thesis managers’ work is described and analysed by combining individual perspectives with organisational and societal perspectives, which gives both theoretical and practical implications.

The frame of reference is constituted of theories on managers’ work and the Scandinavian version of new institutional theory.

Several methods are combined to grasp the complexity in mangers’ work; shadowing, interviews, observations and document studies.

The research questions are answered through a combination of theories  developed for different levels of analysis; individual, organisational and societal. The empirical materials are used to give a contribution to further research on managers’ work with an empirical base.

The importance to relate managers’ work to the context that surrounds them is emphasised. Managers’ work in eldercare has specific characteristics, but also common features with managers’ work in other sectors and at other hierarchical levels in organisations. In the empirical material several organisational characteristics that affect managers’ work have been identified. The descriptions of managers’ work also contribute to a praxis theory of management. New institutional theory is applied in order to describe how managers meet diverse expectations and demands in organisations. When these do not match, the managers need to handle organisational hypocrisy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013. , 281 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 588
Keyword [en]
Managers’ work, organising, eldercare, municipalities, public sector
Keyword [sv]
Chefers arbete, organisering, äldreomsorg, kommuner, offentlig sektor
National Category
Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97464ISBN: 978-91-7519-525-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-97464DiVA: diva2:647832
Public defence
2013-10-04, ACAS, Hus A, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2013-09-12 Created: 2013-09-12 Last updated: 2017-06-30Bibliographically approved

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