When nurses take the lead in residential care : a qualitative study on the role of HRM frames

Behrens, L. (2016) When nurses take the lead in residential care : a qualitative study on the role of HRM frames.

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Abstract:The growing importance of the healthcare sector and the ability of HRM to contribute to improved healthcare outcomes has received much attention in the literature. Several external factors, together with some distinctive factors for the healthcare sector create challenges that call for effective management of those working in the healthcare sector. The use of strategic human resource management to tackle these issues, leads to devolution, creating a gap between those intending and those realizing HR, and thus a possible gap between intended and realized HR practices. Several researchers have already shown that this gap exists, however, little research exists exploring the reasons for this gap. The primary objective of this study was to identify the difference between intended and realized HR practices in Dutch healthcare organizations and put forward a reason for this difference. This research argues for influence of HRM frames on the difference between intended and realized HR practices. This was done by the means of a case study in a residential care facility in the Netherlands. The findings of this study indicate a possible influence of organizational members’ perception of strategic motivation and ownership, on the success of the implementation of HR practices in residential care.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70154
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