6Transnational Management of Nurses in Producer-Based Care Networks in Finland

Managerial work is usually organised as a set of practices related to the social world(s) in which managers are involved (see Strauss, 1978). In other words, managers are committed to particular work objectives, mandates, and practices, depending on which social world they are navigating through their daily work activities.

Social worlds are collectives or ‘universes’ of discourses in which common symbols, organisations, and activities emerge. These worlds provide insight into deeply situated and yet fluid organisational elements of negotiations and discourses. Social worlds also engage with other social worlds in an arena, which is a space where the social worlds ...

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