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dc.contributor.authorBreslin, Dermot
dc.contributor.authorWood, Geoffrey
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-30T03:18:10Z
dc.date.available2018-11-30T03:18:10Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0950-0170
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0950017015595956
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101982
dc.description.abstractTaking a longitudinal case study approach, this article examines the process of rule breaking in a newly formed UK domiciliary care provider. In this study, the founder acted in such a manner so as to partially decouple the organization from externally imposed institutional rules and regulations, allowing the emergence of informal rules between carer and client. These informal rules increasingly guided the behaviours of care workers over time, resulting in the breach of formal strictures. Building on the dimensions of hierarchy and contentiousness, rule breaking is conceptualized here as a phenomenon which occurs as a result of the tension between competing formal and informal rules, at multiple levels throughout the organizational hierarchy.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto16
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWork, Employment and Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchQuality Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150313
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.titleRule breaking in social care: hierarchy, contentiousness and informal rules
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
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