Introduction to Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services

PARESH WANKHADE, Leo McCann, Peter Murphy

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Abstract

This chapter sets the scene for this volume on Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services, as part of the Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management Series. It establishes the context and background for the book and highlights a lack of critical understanding about the nature and work of the emergency services. This introduction discusses the contested nature of policy making in these vital services, the theory-practice divide and what we mean by ‘critical’ when applied to management and organisation studies research. The aims of the book and the organisation of the chapters including short summaries of each are outlined below and the chapter ends with a call for further research into the organization and management of the emergency services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services
EditorsParesh Wankhade, Leo McCann, Peter Murphy
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge, New York
Chapter1
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781315104447
ISBN (Print)9781138097650
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Critical Studies in Public Management
PublisherRoutledge New York

Keywords

  • emergency services
  • organization and management
  • ambulance, police
  • fire and rescue service
  • co-production
  • academics and practitioners

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    WANKHADE, PARESH., McCann, L., & Murphy, P. (2019). Introduction to Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services. In P. Wankhade, L. McCann, & P. Murphy (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 1-11). (Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management ). Routledge, New York.