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dc.contributor.authorCascón-Pereira, Rosalía
dc.contributor.authorChillas, Shiona Allison
dc.contributor.authorHallier, Jerry
dc.identifier.citationCascón-Pereira , R , Chillas , S A & Hallier , J 2016 , ' Role-meanings as a critical factor in understanding doctor managers’ identity work and different role identities ' , Social Science and Medicine , vol. 170 , pp. 18-25 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 246388995
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84991696772
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1184-0553/work/57568119
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000389108700003
dc.description.abstractThis study examines “identity work” among hybrid doctor-managers (DMs) in the Spanish National Health System to make sense of their managerial roles. In particular, the meanings underlying DMs experience of their hybrid role are investigated using a Grounded Theory methodology, exposing distinctions in role-meanings. Our findings provide evidence that using different social sources of comparison (senior managers or clinicians) to construct the meaning of managerial roles leads to different role-meanings and role identities, which are the source of the two established types of DM in the literature, the reluctant and the enthusiast. The contribution is twofold: our findings lead us to theorize DMs’ identity work processes by adding an overlooked role-meaning dimension to identity work; and raise practical reflections for those who wish to develop enthusiast doctor managers.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2016, Elsevier B.V. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at
dc.subjectIdentity worken
dc.subjectClinical directorsen
dc.subjectRole identityen
dc.subjectAttitudes to managingen
dc.subjectH Social Sciencesen
dc.subjectBusiness, Management and Accounting(all)en
dc.titleRole-meanings as a critical factor in understanding doctor managers’ identity work and different role identitiesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Managementen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Gooden
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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