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Reflections on longitudinal action research with the English National Health Service

Walker, Helen Lisbeth, Harland, Christine, Knight, Louise, Uden, Chris and Forrest, Samantha 2008. Reflections on longitudinal action research with the English National Health Service. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 14 (2) , pp. 136-145. 10.1016/j.pursup.2008.02.003

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Abstract

This paper reflects on a longitudinal collaborative action research programme between the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply and the UK National Health Service Purchasing and Supply Agency that has operated since 1995. During the collaboration, research has changed practice and practice has changed research. A framework for analysing change is introduced as a means of examining how supply strategy has changed during the course of the research. The framework is applied to three supply strategy cases of prosthetics, clinical waste and cardiology, illustrating how practice and research have changed and influenced the production of knowledge over time. The methodological, theoretical and managerial implications of such longitudinal action research programmes are reflected on.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply strategy ; Longitudinal ; Action ; Collaborative ; Research
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1478-4092
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:20
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/19906

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