Environmental jolts and the professions: Multi-level institutional change processes in Emergency Medicine in Australia (2014–2016)
Understanding how professions are being disrupted and changed in knowledge-based economies is a social and economic imperative because professions are the creators and custodians of knowledge systems. This project investigates the process of disruption and change by examining how the impact of an environmental jolt on a profession unfolds over time through interplay between institutional, organisational and individual levels. Investigating a jolt caused by new regulation in emergency medicine, project outcomes will contribute new insight into multi-level change processes as they play out within professions and inside organizations. Outcomes will also inform health care management, professional practice, and government policymaking.