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Media-pushed discourse on self-managing teams in the Dutch healthcare sector

Veelers, D.E. (2017) Media-pushed discourse on self-managing teams in the Dutch healthcare sector.

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Abstract:Media are used as one of the most important communication channels through which a wide public can be reached. A lot has been said in the media about the healthcare sector, and this research particularly focuses on self-managing teams. Media often tries to frame a public opinion on a certain subject, for a number of reasons. The primary objective of this study was to analyze what is being said in the media on self-managing teams and how it frames public opinion on the holy grail of self-managing teams. For this research six employees of self-managing teams of a Dutch healthcare organization were interviewed and asked what they have read on self-managing teams in the media, what they think of that and what the reason for media framing on the healthcare sector might be. The findings of this study show that indeed media tries framing public opinion on self-managing teams by providing just one-sided stories, which may also be influenced by emotional perspectives.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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