Managerial effectiveness in an NHS Hospital Trust Some observations based on contrasting organizational perspectives

Managerial effectiveness in an NHS Hospital Trust Some observations based on contrasting... The article utilises contrasting heuristical perspectives ‐ contingency and political theory ‐ to help throw light on aspects of managerial effectiveness at an NHS Trust hospital in the UK. This reveals differences in the way in which managerial effectiveness is configured and understood. It utilises a qualitative case study approach. Data were collected by semi‐structured interview from different stakeholders, particularly general managers and clinical managers. It may be relevant to other public sector organizations in the UK and elsewhere. It concludes that managerial effectiveness is complex, subjective and more about difference than objective rationality. It recommends that managers pay more attention to political awareness, skills and understanding. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Public Sector Management Emerald Publishing

Managerial effectiveness in an NHS Hospital Trust Some observations based on contrasting organizational perspectives

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0951-3558
DOI
10.1108/09513559810216456
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Abstract

The article utilises contrasting heuristical perspectives ‐ contingency and political theory ‐ to help throw light on aspects of managerial effectiveness at an NHS Trust hospital in the UK. This reveals differences in the way in which managerial effectiveness is configured and understood. It utilises a qualitative case study approach. Data were collected by semi‐structured interview from different stakeholders, particularly general managers and clinical managers. It may be relevant to other public sector organizations in the UK and elsewhere. It concludes that managerial effectiveness is complex, subjective and more about difference than objective rationality. It recommends that managers pay more attention to political awareness, skills and understanding.

Journal

International Journal of Public Sector ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1998

Keywords: Management theory; National Health Service

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