New book following last year's OBHC conference
New book following last year's conference on Organizational Behaviour in Health Care (OBHC)
Following the 2014 SHOC, 9th International OBHC conference on “When health policy meets every day practices” , hosted at Copenhagen Business School by the CBS Public-Private Platform the book Managing Change - From Health Policy to Practice has just been published by Palgrave macmillan. The book is edited by Platform members Susanne Boch Waldorff and Anne Reff Pedersen together with Louise Fitzgerald and Ewan Ferlie.
Managing Change is about implementing health care reforms, policies and programs into everyday practices. The aim of the contributed chapters are two-fold; firstly to explore organizational change in health care as influenced by contemporary policy and management concepts, and secondly to present and apply theoretical perspectives that create new insights into implementation processes, and the hard work of managing change. Managing Change consists of fifteen chapters divided into four subthemes; the challenge of designing organisational change processes, the role of professions in change processes, the development of leadership competences necessary for creating organizational change, and the content and outcomes of change programs. All chapters address the main question of how organizational change in health care takes place in local work settings.
Find the book at Palgrave Macmillan here
About the conference
The 2014 conference had about 120 participants coming from Continental Europe, Nordic and Baltic countries, the UK and Ireland, North America and Australia/New Zealand.
The overall theme was dealing with the challenges and dilemmas arising from the efforts to implement health care policies within day-to-day organisational practices.
You can find more information about the last OBHC conference held at CBS and arranged by the Public-Private Platform at our website here. And read about the Keynote speak at OBHC14 by Professor Kerstin Sahlin or about Handling resistance through ludic technologies in the frame of a cartoon state - keynote speak by Niels Å. Andersen at OBHC14