The Emergence of Hybrid Professional Roles: GPs and secondary school teachers in a context of public sector reform

Wiljan Hendrikx, Nicolette van Gestel

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Abstract

Responding to recent calls for more context and history in studying (semi-)professionals in the public sector, this article examines the emergence of hybrid professional roles along with large scale reforms of Dutch healthcare and education since 1965. Using a theoretical framework based on public management literature and key professional attributes, the article shows how hybrid role expectations are developed by accumulation rather than replacement of successive reform models. Within a single national context, it also highlights considerable sectoral variation in how reform affects professionals’ roles, suggesting a complex mutual relationship between reform and professions rather than a one-sided policy impact.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Management Review
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • hybridity
  • professionals
  • public sector reform
  • roles

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