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The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity

Ewan Ferlie, Sue Dopson, Chris Bennett, Michael Fischer, Jean Ledger, and Gerry McGivern


While the implementation of evidence-based medicine guidelines is well studied, there has been little investigation into the extent to which a parallel evidence-based management movement has been influential within health care organizations. This book explores the various management knowledges and associated texts apparent in English health care organizations, and considers how the local reception of these texts was influenced by the macro level political economy of public services reform evident during the period of the politics of austerity. The research outlined in this volume shows that ve ... More

Keywords: management knowledge, health care organizations, austerity, public services reforming, the political economy of the public services, English health care, knowledge leadership, evidence based management, the UK Coalition government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777212
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198777212.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ewan Ferlie, author
Professor of Public Services Management & Organisation, King's College London

Sue Dopson, author
Rhodes Trust Professor of Organzational Behaviour, University of Oxford

Chris Bennett, author
Independent research psychologist