Changing Connection Between Professionalism And Managerialism

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Carvalho, T. (2014) ‘Changing connection between professionalism and managerialism : a case study of nursing in portugal’. Journal of Professions and Organisation,1:176-190. In this essay it will be argued that Carvalho’s (2014) article is beneficial to develop an understanding for the connection between professionalism and managerialism but it is limited to a small sample size and population target which is not appropriate for an effective research. Besides, several other factors such as leadership, organizational environment, government regulations are neglected in this article. The argument will be developed through a critical review of Carvalho’s paper, regarding research scope, methods, main findings and practical implications of the research results. Carvalho’s (2014) article reports a case study of nursing in Portugal. The challenges from political and institutional environment on the professionalism are discussed to determine the change in the values, norms and practices of nurses’ profession with the interview of 103 nurses at managerial duties. Firstly, Carvalho (2014) discusses that new public management and managerialism as the challenges for professionalism. In this, managerialism is concerned as the major threat for professionals as it increases organizational control over the autonomy over professional. But it is quite narrow aspect from which; the values and norms of the professionals are affecting as there are several other factors also, which creates the

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