Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Managerial Positions and Generational Change. A study in the Health Care Sector of the Västra Götaland County

Contents:

Author Info

  • Wikström, Ewa

    ()
    (Studier av organisation och samhälle)

  • Eriksson, Rikard

    ()
    (Västra Götalandsregionen, FoU enheten)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    The study highlights a number of circumstances that constitutes as incentives for changing the management within the health care sector. Today the physicians and the medical competence are not necessarily regarded as "the natural leaders". The tradition that doctors become managers can also be characterised as a vertical gender-distribution in the organisation since the majority of doctors are men. One has started to call in to question the knowledge forming the basis of becoming a manager and the typical characteristics of a manager. The typically "male" characteristics such as objectivity, authority, and competition are seen as out-of-date and inefficient. Another ground for transforming the leadership is the coming generational shift. The interviewees advocate, in the same rhetorical manner as in the private sector, for a combined leadership, where one can take advantage of both the young and old competences and creating something new. The younger are described as more flexible, team- and responsibility-oriented. They also have a different view on power, hierarchy, and gender, and lastly they tend to view loyalty in a different manner. Earlier studies have shown that managers within the health care sector identify with their own profession rather than the organisation and the employer. In contrast to this, the study throws light upon the fact that managers in a greater extent identify with management(from an organizational/employer perspective).

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.handels.gu.se/epc/archive/00003345/01/2003-5.pdf
    Our checks indicate that this address may not be valid because: 404 Not Found. If this is indeed the case, please notify (Jens Anmark)
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Studies of Organization and Society, Department of Business Administration in its series Working paper in Studies of Organization and Society with number 2003:5.

    as in new window
    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: 25 Feb 2004
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:hhb:gunsos:2003_005

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Studier av organisation och samhälle, Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet, Box 610, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden
    Web page: http://www.handels.gu.se/SOS/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Management in the health care sector; position; gender; generation and loyalty;

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hhb:gunsos:2003_005. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jens Anmark).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.