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General Practitioners Are From Mars, Administrators Are From Venus: The Role of Misaligned Occupational Dispositions in Inhibiting Mandated Role Change

Wiedner, R., Nigam, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-6772-9643 and da Silva, J. B. (2020). General Practitioners Are From Mars, Administrators Are From Venus: The Role of Misaligned Occupational Dispositions in Inhibiting Mandated Role Change. Work and Occupations, 47(3), pp. 348-377. doi: 10.1177/0730888420918643

Abstract

Research on mandated occupational role change focuses on jurisdictional conflict to explain change failure. The authors’ study of the English National Health Service highlights the role of occupational dispositions in shaping how mandated role change is implemented by members of multiple occupational groups. The authors find that tension stemming from misaligned dispositions may emerge as members of different occupations interact during their role change implementation efforts. Depending on dispositional responses to tension, change may fail as members of the different occupations avoid interactions. This suggests that effective role change can be elusive even in the initial absence of conflicting occupational interests.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Publisher Keywords: role change, occupational dispositions, healthcare management, interoccupational relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Business School > Management
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2020 13:22
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25334
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