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A story of strategic change: becoming a social enterprise in English health and social care

Millar, R., Hall, K. and Miller, R. (2013) A story of strategic change: becoming a social enterprise in English health and social care. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. 4(1), pp. 4-22. 1942-0676.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Reform of the health and social care sector is increasingly promoting competition and choice of new service providers to stimulate growth and efficiency. In England, there has been a growing interest in social enterprise organisations as a more innovative and responsive alternative for both users and healthcare staff. The purpose of this article is to analyse how English healthcare staff responded to a policy initiative that aimed to encourage them to establish social enterprise organisations. Using a strategic change perspective, it shows how individuals leading the process made sense of becoming a social enterprise and communicated this strategic change to internal and external stakeholders. The article concludes suggesting that the success of strategic change efforts to establish social enterprise in these contexts will depend not only on the organisation's ability to implement new structures and processes but also the ability to convey this new mission and vision to the wider health and social care system
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social enterprise, health and social care, strategic change, Right to Request
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV697 Protection, assistance and relief
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA410 Medical economics. Economics of medical care. Employment
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB615 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA395 Medical services. National Health Service. Private care
Creators: Millar, Ross, Hall, Kelly and Miller, Robin
Publisher: Routledge
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Social Sciences (to 2016)
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Applied Social Studies & Sociology
Date: 2013
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 4-22
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Social Entrepreneurship
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 1942-0676
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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