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Knocking on heaven's door: The evaluation community goes to church

Denvall, Verner LU and Linde, Stig LU (2013) In Evaluation 19(4). p.431-441
Abstract
Ideas and concepts about evaluation travel around the globe. Studies of how evaluation models are disseminated, diffused and implemented are important. In this article, we examine an organization

with a history of traditions and legitimacy and a successful audit of its own and how it responds to modern concepts of administration where evaluation plays an important role. Based on an analytical framework from organizational theory, we show how an evaluation model has been either adopted, rejected or transformed depending on the local context and consider why central policies have had limited success in its implementation. This article should contribute to a better understanding of the transformation that evaluation undergoes in the... (More)
Ideas and concepts about evaluation travel around the globe. Studies of how evaluation models are disseminated, diffused and implemented are important. In this article, we examine an organization

with a history of traditions and legitimacy and a successful audit of its own and how it responds to modern concepts of administration where evaluation plays an important role. Based on an analytical framework from organizational theory, we show how an evaluation model has been either adopted, rejected or transformed depending on the local context and consider why central policies have had limited success in its implementation. This article should contribute to a better understanding of the transformation that evaluation undergoes in the journey between and within organizations. (Less)
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church, dissemination, TQM, translation, use of evaluation, Kyrkans Q
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Evaluation
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19
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4
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431 - 441
publisher
SAGE Publications Inc.
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  • scopus:84885677720
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1356-3890
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10.1177/1356389013505486
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English
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with a history of traditions and legitimacy and a successful audit of its own and how it responds to modern concepts of administration where evaluation plays an important role. Based on an analytical framework from organizational theory, we show how an evaluation model has been either adopted, rejected or transformed depending on the local context and consider why central policies have had limited success in its implementation. This article should contribute to a better understanding of the transformation that evaluation undergoes in the journey between and within organizations.},
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Evaluation},
  title        = {Knocking on heaven's door: The evaluation community goes to church},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1356389013505486},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2013},
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