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A new workforce in the making? A case study of strategic human resource management in a whole-system change effort in healthcare.

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PURPOSE: This paper seeks to describe the exploration of human resource issues in one large-scale program of innovation in healthcare. It is informed by established theories of management in the workplace and a multi-level model of diffusion of innovations. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: A realist approach was used based on interviews, ethnographic observation and documentary analysis. FINDINGS: Five main approaches ("theories of change") were adopted to develop and support the workforce: recr...

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10.1108/14777261111116824

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Macfarlane, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Humphrey, C More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of health organization and management
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
55-72
Publication date:
2011
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ISSN:
1477-7266
URN:
uuid:ef8d99d2-54f6-41f7-a042-b5db67975969
Source identifiers:
430898
Local pid:
pubs:430898

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