This study on the long-term care sectors for the elderly in Germany and Israel shows that in both countries, street-level workers mostly use their discretionary space to move towards clients. Based on 52 semi-structured interviews, we found that this tendency is to a considerable extent a product of organizational influences and orientations. These are, in turn, shaped by different institutional settings, especially market characteristics. Street-level workers operating in social entrepreneurship contexts–predominantly found in Germany–move towards clients for different reasons than those working for organizations that function according to entrepreneurial logics–mainly identified in Israel.
|Journal||Public Management Review|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
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- Street-Level workers
- comparative study
- long-term care
- policy implementation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Administration