A Tribute to Yeheskel “Zeke” Hasenfeld: Theoretical Legacy and Contribution to Human Service Organizations and Management

Hillel Schmid, Michal Almog-Bar

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Abstract

The article is a token of appreciation to Yeheskel (“Zeke”) Hasenfeld, who passed away on February 28, 2019, and left a great vacuum not only in our hearts but also in theory and research on human service organizations. The article focuses on Hasenfeld’s theoretical legacy, and on his unique contribution to human service organizations and management. Specifically, the article deals with the following topics: the theoretical basis and conceptualization of human service organizations and their unique attributes; the role of power in inter-organizational and intra-organizational relations; the relationships of the organizations with their clients; and management of these organizations. A critical examination of Hasenfeld’s contribution to current knowledge and the extent to which it fits the changing context of human service organizations is presented. In addition, implications for social work research and researchers as well as for Ph.D. programs in social work are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)97-109
Number of pages13
JournalHuman Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Yeheskel Hasenfeld
  • bureaucracies
  • clients
  • gendered work
  • human service organizations
  • management techniques and practices
  • moral work
  • political-economy perspective
  • power-dependence relations

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management

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