The Patient as a construction and a non-participant member of a change-process
AbstractThe contribution of this paper is a discussion about how the patient as a phenomenon is constructed and used by employees for different purposes, enabling and inhibiting change. The results are based on a three year case study in which data has been collected with interviews and observations. They have then been analyzed and interpreted within a framework consisting of theories about thinking collectives, structuration, information and knowledge management. The findings indicate that “the patient” has implications for how project management is conducted and a patient record upgraded at the anesthesia and intensive care unit of a hospital.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Business Administration with number 2007:4.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2007
Date of revision: 12 Apr 2007
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the patient; anesthesia information management; constructionism; thinking collectives; knowledge management; structuration.;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-03-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-KNM-2007-03-17 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-PPM-2007-03-17 (Project, Program & Portfolio Management)
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- M. Lynne Markus & Daniel Robey, 1988. "Information Technology and Organizational Change: Causal Structure in Theory and Research," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 34(5), pages 583-598, May.
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