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Adventures in the Evidence-Based Management Trade

Anthony R. Kovner

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-Based Management

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199763986
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199763986.013.0010

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Adventures in the Evidence-Based Management Trade

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I have spent more than a decade trying to get managers and those who study management to use an evidence-based process where interventions to improve performance are concerned. This chapter describes my experiences including teaching a graduate capstone course, writing a text on evidence-based management in health-care, decision making as a board member of a large hospital, and attempting to launch evidence-based management research with practitioners.

This chapter describes my experiences and interpretations of early efforts to promote and practice evidence-based management. It includes my personal experiences, tacit knowledge derived from those experiences, the experiences of others in similar situations, expert opinion, case studies and other relevant information.

Keywords: health-care management; best practice; evidence-based management training; teaching evidence-based management; practice-oriented research; consultants

Article.  5498 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology

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