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Conditions for the successful transfer of community care by Policy Entrepreneurs - The case of Buurtzorg in the Netherlands and China

Kögel, L.M. (2017) Conditions for the successful transfer of community care by Policy Entrepreneurs - The case of Buurtzorg in the Netherlands and China.

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Abstract:The aim of this study is to give answer to the research question: ‘To what extent is the entrepreneurial behaviour of Policy Entrepreneurs crucial for the successful transfer of the Buurtzorg model from the Dutch context to the Chinese context?’ The study explores the belief system and the entrepreneurial behaviour of Policy Entrepreneurs involved in the Buurtzorg diffusion to Shanghai. Furthermore, it explores whether and how their belief system is influenced by the contextual difference between the Netherlands and China. The study is designed as a case-study, which focuses on the two pilots of Buurtzorg in Shanghai. In the process, two actors were identified as Policy Entrepreneurs and interviewed. The data was supplemented by interviews with five actors from the Buurtzorg environment or with expertise concerning Chinese policy making in the health care sector. The results show that the Policy Entrepreneurs involved in the policy transfer diffused the deep (core) beliefs of the Buurtzorg model to Shanghai. Additionally, it was found that the contextual disparities between the Netherlands and China challenged the near (policy) core beliefs and the secondary aspects of the Policy Entrepreneurs to an extent, where the Policy Entrepreneurs adapted them to the local context. Finally, the study explored that the Policy Entrepreneurs applied entrepreneurial behaviour which aims at facilitating a successful policy diffusion. To what extent entrepreneurial behaviour is indeed the determinant for the success of policy diffusion, was not finally answered and requires further empirical research.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Buurtzorg, Almelo, Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:European Public Administration BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73139
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