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Cooperation in Civil Society Organisation Networks And Quality Of Community Care For The Elderly - The case of Buurtzorg in the Netherlands and China

Whittaker, L.C.E. (2017) Cooperation in Civil Society Organisation Networks And Quality Of Community Care For The Elderly - The case of Buurtzorg in the Netherlands and China.

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Abstract:This study aims at answering the question, how the inclusion of civil society organisations into Buurtzorg networks influences the implementation of high quality elderly home care in China and the Netherlands. By comparing the formal network of Buurtzorg in the Netherlands with the formal network of Buurtzorg in China, differences regarding type and shape of the network as well as efficiency in form of providing high quality care are investigated. The network theory and the social capital theory are both used to answer this question. Buurtzorg networks will be one of three types of networks: participant governed network, lead organisation network and administrative entity network in each country according to the network theory of Provan and Kenis (2008). In order to decide which one, structure, size, decision-making process and information flow (trust) will be used as measurements by Burt’s social capital theory (2001). Based on finding from literature and interviews, this case study will provide findings about elderly care in China. New findings from the Buurtzorg pilots in China and the differences to the original Dutch network will be provided, by doing interviews with Buurtzorg professionals and experts. Context differences between the Netherlands and China influence the model implementation and the network as such, in a great way. The relevance of this study and its findings is high due to the currency of demographic change and the process of implementing home care to China at this point of time
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73215
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