The third edition of the SAGE Handbook of Action Research presents a fully updated version of the bestselling text, including new chapters written by key figures in the field covering emerging areas in healthcare, social work, education and international development, as well as an expanded ‘skills’ section which includes new consultant-relevant materials. Building on the strength of the previous editions, editor Hilary Bradbury has carefully developed the third edition to take a strong international approach to the topic of action research and thus expanding the already-impressive scale and scope of the work. In essence, the third edition follows in the footsteps of the landmark previous editions by mapping the current state of the discipline, as well as looking to the future of the field and exploring the issues at the cutting edge of the action research paradigm today. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.

Nurturing Creative Destruction: Bringing Management Mindsets and Influence Skillsets to Health Care

Nurturing Creative Destruction: Bringing Management Mindsets and Influence Skillsets to Health Care

Nurturing creative destruction: Bringing management mindsets and influence skillsets to health care
Nicole A. StecklerJames J. Huntzicker

Serendipity and opportunity

Leading and seeding creative destruction is hard work that requires overcoming the human instinct to avoid loss (Heifetz, Linsky and Grashow, 2009). Academic medical centers in the US face idiosyncratic needs and barriers to desired change. As teaching hospitals and major providers of health care, especially for underserved patients with complex medical conditions, they must respond to the significant regulatory and market changes affecting health care delivery and graduate medical education in the US. As research universities with traditional academic norms about promotion and tenure, career mobility across universities, and faculty who identify more with ...

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