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Title: Perceptions of contextual factors affecting role efficacy: Senior NHS Managers
Author: Hamilton, Barbara G.
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2007
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Managerial work in National Health Service takes place in a highly complex and volatile emergent context. National Health Service senior managers play a crucial role in implementing structural and cultural change. They make sense of their social, political work environment and their expectations for role efficacy in an individual and highly contextual manner. It is increasingly vital for those responsible for major organizations to understand and manage organisational processes such as directing senior managers more effectively to better enhance organisational capability. This study adopts a social constructionist interpretive approach to identify the unique constructs senior managers use to describe the facilitative and inhibitory contextual factors influencing role efficacy. A repertory grid technique developed by George Kelly (1955) and based on his Personal Construct Theory is applied to a group of National Health Service senior managers at a large District General Hospital to elicit their unique constructs.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: University of Surrey, 2007 Qualification Level: Doctoral
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