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Designing Strategies for the Implementation of EBMgt among Senior Management, Middle Management, and Supervisors

Jayne Speicher-Bocija and Richard Adams

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/9780199763986.013.0017

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Designing Strategies for the Implementation of EBMgt among Senior Management, Middle Management, and Supervisors

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Proponents of evidence-based management (EBMgt) point to a range of benefits accruing to users, including more effective decision making through exploitation of the science base. Despite this lure, incorporating research evidence findings is relatively new to much management practice. In this chapter, EBMgt is conceived of as a technological innovation, and we draw on diffusion-of-innovation theory and the transtheoretical stages-of-change model to explore some individual and organizational factors impacting the adoption of EBMgt at different levels of management. In light of this analysis, a number of strategies and initiatives to accelerate the adoption of EBMgt are proposed.

Keywords: levels of management; executives; middle managers; supervisors; diffusion of innovation; transtheoretical stages of change; evidence-based practice

Article.  9573 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology

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