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Variations in professions' adaption of quality reforms: The cases of doctors and auditors in Sweden

Jonnergård, Karin LU and Erlingsdottir, Gudbjörg LU (2012) In Current Sociology 60(5). p.672-689
Abstract
This article investigates variations in two professions' adaption of quality reforms. The adaption of reforms is viewed as a part of the professions' legitimacy and identity processes. Literature in the area suggests that the adaption of reforms is influenced by the profession's knowledge base, professional norms, organizational belonging and organizational field. The two cases here on how doctors and auditors adapt to quality reforms show that the influences of these factors are, however, moulded by the professions' strategies and the salience of the different aforementioned factors. A general conclusion is that compatibility between the bases of knowledge and the professional norms are vital for the adaption of reforms and that... (More)
This article investigates variations in two professions' adaption of quality reforms. The adaption of reforms is viewed as a part of the professions' legitimacy and identity processes. Literature in the area suggests that the adaption of reforms is influenced by the profession's knowledge base, professional norms, organizational belonging and organizational field. The two cases here on how doctors and auditors adapt to quality reforms show that the influences of these factors are, however, moulded by the professions' strategies and the salience of the different aforementioned factors. A general conclusion is that compatibility between the bases of knowledge and the professional norms are vital for the adaption of reforms and that organizational fields are important for setting the agenda. Organizational belongings, on the other hand, seem of less importance for adaption of quality reforms. (Less)
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Auditing business, health care sector, legitimacy and identity, processes, professions, quality reforms
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Current Sociology
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60
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672 - 689
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1461-7064
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10.1177/0011392112440440
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  author       = {Jonnergård, Karin and Erlingsdottir, Gudbjörg},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {672--689},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Current Sociology},
  title        = {Variations in professions' adaption of quality reforms: The cases of doctors and auditors in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0011392112440440},
  volume       = {60},
  year         = {2012},
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