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Contexts/Settings: Corporate Settings

David Stoesz

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.534

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Human service corporations provide opportunities that social workers are just beginning to recognize. Although the commercial provision of services has negative features, expansion of the for-profit sector bodes well for those professionals willing to consider it as a practice setting. Corporations have become prominent service providers in hospital management, nursing home care, managed care, child care, welfare, and corrections. Because for-profit firms are often more competitive than nonprofit agencies, privatization is likely to contribute to corporatization human services.

Keywords: corporate human services; privatization; private practice; practice settings

Article.  1494 words. 

Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management ; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment ; Social Work Macro Practice ; Social Work Practice Settings

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