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Experts’ contribution to strategy when strategy is absent: A case study of quality experts in hospitals
Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
University of Skövde, School of Business. University of Skövde, Enterprises for the Future Research Environment. (Medarbetarskap och Organisatorisk resiliens (FORE), Followership and Organizational Resilience)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1989-2745
2020 (English)In: Public Management Review, ISSN 1471-9037, E-ISSN 1471-9045Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This study investigates how new categories of experts can contribute to strategydevelopment in public organizations. Interplay between managers and experts wasanalysed using principal-agent theory, stewardship theory, and partnership theory,each assigning the experts different kinds of strategic contribution. Results show thatexperts may contribute to an iterative and emergent strategy process as stewardsthrough a consultative process method that lets the means guide the goals. Experts’knowledge of what other actors in the organization perceive as important guides theexperts’ application of the technical methods and processing.

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Routledge, 2020.
Keywords [en]
Agent, competing logics, experts, managers, partner, steward
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Business Administration
Research subject
Followership and Organizational Resilience
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-18377DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2020.1751256ISI: 000527276000001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85083654402OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-18377DiVA, id: diva2:1423421
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2015-0082Available from: 2020-04-14 Created: 2020-04-14 Last updated: 2020-05-07Bibliographically approved

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