Journal of Health Organization and Management: Volume 28 Issue 5


Table of contents - Special Issue: Critical views on health and social care management

Powerless positions, silenced voices? – critical views on health and social care management

Anneli Hujala, Sanna Laulainen, Kajsa Lindberg

– The purpose of this paper is to provide background to this special issue and consider how critically oriented research can be applied to health and social care management.


Leadership in transformation: a longitudinal study in a nursing organization

Riitta Viitala

Not only does leadership produce changes, but those changes produce leadership in organisations. The purpose of this paper is to present a theoretical and empirical analysis of…


Constructing accountability in inter-organisational collaboration : The implications of a narrow performance-based focus

Johanna Andersson, Ewa Wikström

The purpose of this paper is to analyse how accounts of collaboration practice were made and used to construct accountability in the empirical context of coordination…

Professional autonomy under pressure: towards a dialectical approach

Maria Andri, Olivia Kyriakidou

The purpose of this paper is to explore the process of evolution of medical autonomy as an analytic and historical aspect of the medical work organization in a public bureaucracy…

Economic and demographic challenges for social care : A critical perspective on the management and delivery of care

Will Thomas, Sue Hollinrake

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of reforms designed to address economic and demographic challenges in England with reference to the authors’ own empirical work…

Volunteers in a hospital – opportunity or threat? Exploratory study from Finland

Ulla-Maija Koivula, Sirkka-Liisa Karttunen

Finland represents one of the Nordic welfare states where the role of the public sector as the organiser and provider of health and social care is strong. However, the amount of…

People with multimorbidity: forgotten outsiders or dynamic self-managers?

Anneli Hujala, Mieke Rijken, Sanna Laulainen, Helena Taskinen, Sari Rissanen

The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the discursive construction of multimorbidity. The study illustrates how the social reality of multimorbidity and the agency of…

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