Do institutional logics predict interpretation of contract rules at the dental chair-side?
Bottom Line: Previous research on quasi-market contracts typically understands opportunism as fully rational, individual responses selecting maximally efficient outcomes from a set of possibilities.Following earlier qualitative work where we identified four institutional logics in English general dental practice, and six dental contract areas where there was scope for opportunism; in 2013 we surveyed 924 dentists to investigate these logics and whether they had predictive purchase over dentists' chair-side behaviour.Factor analysis involving 300 responses identified four logics entwined in (often technical) behaviour: entrepreneurial commercialism, duty to staff and patients, managerialism, public good.
Affiliation: Institute Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, UK. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.Show MeSH
Affiliation: Institute Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, UK. Electronic address: email@example.com.