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MacIntyre's narrative established advantage ethics have for the 1st time during this publication been utilized to a company present process switch pushed through marketplace forces and a society that wishes extra for much less with scant regard for the potential wherein that's accomplished. the sensible power of those insights is explored within the case learn that runs in the course of the book.

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1987) to the situation in order to offer practitioners a way to understand the complexities involved. They emphasise that activity systems are tension producing and make the point that these tensions ‘are the driving forces for collective learning’. Blackler et al. 1999 claim that the activity theory approach offers a way of ‘understanding processes central to ongoing collaboration in systems that are characterised by tensions and paradoxes’ and draws parallels between the healthcare and business organisations competing in a fast-moving global market.

Substantial numbers of managers and clinical professionals argue that much of the evidence about effective change management is located in the heads of practitioners and has yet to find its way into the scholarly journals. (Cameron et al. 2001: 5) Much of the structural functional literature presents all change as desirable, inevitable, and manageable; however, as will be elaborated in Chapter 4, that universalising assumption has been challenged (Sturdy & Grey 2003). In some of the accounts collected in my study change appears to make the situation worse and people claim they know it will.

2001). The difficulty in hitting the mark is not so surprising, partly because of the dominance of mechanical conceptions of change but also because the knowledge requested seems to be of the tacit kind (Polyani 1966) and is therefore inherently difficult to collate and convey. What seems to be missing is case study material that takes a discursive approach, offering accounts from practitioners’ perspectives and one that draws out what is normally concealed. Two related aspects, resistance and ethics, have been given limited attention to date.

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