Leadership in Health Services: Volume 29 Issue 1


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Environmental sustainability in European public healthcare: Could it just be a matter of leadership?

Andrea Chiarini, Emidia Vagnoni

The purpose of this paper is to enlarge the debate concerning the influence of leadership on environmental sustainability implementation in European public healthcare…


LEAN thinking in Finnish healthcare

Tapani Jorma, Hanna Tiirinki, Risto Bloigu, Leena Turkki

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how LEAN thinking is used as a management and development tool in the Finnish public healthcare system and what kind of outcomes have been…


Exploring senior nurses’ experiences of leading organizational change

Amunpreet Boyal, Alistair Hewison

The aim of this paper is to explore Senior nurses’ experiences of leading organizational change. There is a substantial literature reporting middle-level nurse managers’…


Performance management in healthcare: a critical analysis

Sarah J. Hewko, Greta G. Cummings

The purpose of this paper is to explore the underlying theoretical assumptions and implications of current micro-level performance management and evaluation (PME) practices…


Measuring communication competence and effectiveness of ASHAs (accredited social health activist) in their leadership role at rural settings of Uttar Pradesh (India)

Archana Shrivastava, Arun Srivastava

This paper aims to find out accredited social health activists’ (ASHA) communication competence and effectiveness while working as leaders with groups in the rural setting. ASHA…

Organizing principles and management climate in high-performing municipal elderly care

Petri Kajonius, Ali Kazemi, Stefan Tengblad

Previous research has shown that user-oriented care predicts older persons’ satisfaction with care. What is yet to be researched is how senior management facilitates the…

Management and leadership competence in hospitals: a systematic literature review

Vuokko Pihlainen, Tuula Kivinen, Johanna Lammintakanen

The purpose of this study is to describe the characteristics of management and leadership competence of health-care leaders and managers, especially in the hospital environment…


Constructing professional and organisational fields: Lessons learned from the Australia Sports Medicine Federation (ASMF), also known as SMA

Robert Gurney

The purpose of this paper is to fill an apparent gap in the literature addressing issues of leadership and change – the development and activities of constructing and leading…

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