Organizational Change

Sociological Perspectives

Author: David Collins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415171557

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 439

In recent years, there has been an explosion of books on the nature of organisational change and the management skills needed to effectively carry it out. Many are written by change gurus and management consultants offering quick fixes and metaphor laden business toolkits, however, much of their advice is banal and under-theorized. This book redresses this balance by providing an original analysis of change management in organizations in the light of wider sociological perspectives. It critically examines the, often implicit, theoretical frameworks underpinning many contemporary accounts of organizational change, and covers subjects including: * the importance of explicit analysis of theory and context * a critique of populist management gurus and quick-fix 'how-to' solutions * 'under-socialized' models of change which emphasise structure over human action * trenchant analysis of 'soft' HRM solutions * the management of culture. Radical and innovative, this book, the first to adopt a sociological approach, is a much-needed challenge to the orthodoxies of change management.
Posted in Business & Economics

Organisational Change

Sociological Perspectives

Author: David Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134694717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 4079

In recent years, there has been an explosion of books on the nature of organisational change and the management skills needed to effectively carry it out. Many are written by change gurus and management consultants offering quick fixes and metaphor laden business toolkits, however, much of their advice is banal and under-theorized. This book redresses this balance by providing an original analysis of change management in organizations in the light of wider sociological perspectives. It critically examines the, often implicit, theoretical frameworks underpinning many contemporary accounts of organizational change, and covers subjects including: * the importance of explicit analysis of theory and context * a critique of populist management gurus and quick-fix 'how-to' solutions * 'under-socialized' models of change which emphasise structure over human action * trenchant analysis of 'soft' HRM solutions * the management of culture. Radical and innovative, this book, the first to adopt a sociological approach, is a much-needed challenge to the orthodoxies of change management.
Posted in Business & Economics

Managing Change in Organizations

Author: Colin A. Carnall

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273704140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

View: 2576

Managing Change in Organisationsprovides a practical and thorough overview of how effective change can be achieved in organizations. The text is ideal for advanced undergraduates, MBA and postgraduate students on courses in managing change and organisational change. Colin Carnall takes a strategic approach, outlining guidance and techniques for planning and implementing, evaluating and learning from major organizational change. Reviewing traditional and more recent critical theories, he also presents models and frameworks for change that are apt for the complex and fast-moving challenges of contemporary organizations.
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Managing Change

A Critical Perspective

Author: Mark Hughes

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843984520

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 8017

Managing Change: A Critical Perspective explores how and why change occurs in organizations and how the change process can be managed effectively. Complete with an appendix featuring twenty popular change management techniques, it is an ideal core textbook for change modules on HR and business degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. It offers a critical perspective, challenging the main assumptions and ensuring that the complexity of the subject is understood and appreciated. This fully updated 2nd edition of Managing Change: A Critical Perspective includes new chapters on perspectives, power and politics, ethics, agents and agency, HRM and evaluation. Its revised structure reflects strategic, group and individual change, and a revised final chapter evaluates the practice and theory of change management. Online supporting resources include annotated weblinks for students, an instructor’s manual complete with commentary on questions and cases in the book and lecture slides and additional case studies for tutors.
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Understanding Industrial Organisations

Theoretical Perspectives in Industrial Sociology

Author: Richard K. Brown

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415017824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 7232

Outlines four organisational forms - systems thinking, contingency theory, the action approach and labour process theories - and evaluates their strengths and weaknesses.
Posted in Business & Economics

Technological Change and Company Strategies

Economic and Sociological Perspectives

Author: Rod Coombs,Paolo Saviotti,Vivien Walsh

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780121875824

Category: Corporate planning

Page: 255

View: 7003

Neoclassical economics, in particular the orthodox theory of the firm, offers little insight into the question of company strategy. It contributes even less to the understanding of the strategic management of technological change. In this volume, a number of international scholars from a variety of related disciplines explore the possibility of a more unified approach to linking company strategy and technological change. Each author examines the contributions from his own discipline, (economics, sociology, organization and systems theory), in order to build new multidisplinary theories of the firm, which will contribute to the debate surrounding the effects of new technology on company strategy and economic growth. Key Features * Links evolutionary economics to sociological analysis * Presents new case studies featuring this synthesis
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Understanding Organizational Change

The Contemporary Experience of People at Work

Author: Patrick Dawson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412931797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7290

Understanding Organizational Change: - offers an overview of change management - brings new case studies to help students understand organizational change - provides a concise overview of the developments in change management with new critical case study material for the use of advanced undergraduate and masters level management students; - presents the contemporary experience of change for people in work and employment, - considers alternative strategies and practical lessons on living with change. Offering a critical analysis of change, Patrick Dawson resists the hype of popular management books which formulate simple change recipes, but uses the views and experience of people holding positions from shop floor operator to chief executive officer to further our understanding of complex change processes. In using the insights and views of those who promote, implement and experience the effects of change, this book moves beyond simple determinist arguments based on economic imperatives to a greater appreciation of the sociological dimensions of change. The integration of theories of change with processes of organisational adaptation is central to the objective of understanding organizational change both for its academic value and its practical worth. Understanding Organizational Change will be essential reading final year undergraduates and postgraduates (MBA/MSc) taking organizational change and change management modules across business and management studies.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change

Author: David M. Boje,Bernard Burnes,John Hassard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415556457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 609

View: 8781

Organizations change. They grow, they adapt, they evolve. The effects of organizational change are important, varied and complex and analyzing and understanding them is vital for students, academics and researchers in all business schools. The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change offers a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. The volume brings together the very best contributors not only from the field of organizational change, but also from adjacent fields, such as strategy and leadership. These contributors offer fresh and challenging insights to the mainstream themes of this discipline. Surveying the state of the discipline and introducing new, cutting-edge themes, this book is a valuable reference source for students and academics in this area.
Posted in Business & Economics

Social Interaction and Organisational Change

Aston Perspectives on Innovation Networks

Author: Oswald Jones,Steve Conway,Fred Steward

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781848161481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

View: 6880

This book provides a detailed, multi-disciplinary analysis of innovation networks in a variety of organisational settings. All the contributors are employed at Aston Business School, which is one of the UK''s foremost institutions in terms of both teaching and research. The book illustrates the way in which innovation networks are formed and sustained in a variety of organisational settings: the public sector, public-private collaboration, national policy level, inter-organisational credit links, as well as the more traditional focus on manufacturing firms. The strength of the network approach is that it encourages detailed analyses of the dyadic links which must be mobilised in the innovation process. At the same time, networks provide a framework for exploring the multiple sources and pluralistic patterns of communication typical of innovatory activity. Therefore, in contrast to much of the innovation network research undertaken in recent years, the focus of this book is as much on notions of OC network as methodOCO as on OC network as phenomenonOCO. Contents: Introduction: Social Interaction and Organisational Change; Micropolitics and Network Mapping: Innovation Management in a Mature Firm; Employing Social Network Mapping to Reveal Tensions Between Informal and Formal Organisation; Organisation; An Economic Perspective on Innovation Networks; Patterns of Networking in the Innovation Process: A Comparative Study of the UK, Germany and Ireland; Shaping Technological Trajectories Through Innovation Networks and Risk Networks: Investigating the Food Sector; Techno-Economic Networks: Technological Transfer via the Teaching Company Scheme; Organisations, Networks, and Learning: A Sociological View; The Innovative Capacity of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organisations: Networks and the External Environment; Innovation Through Postmodern Networks: The Case of Ecoprotestors; Realising the Potential of the Network Perspective in Researching Social Interaction and Innovation. Readership: Academics in innovation studies, policy studies and organisational behaviour/theory."
Posted in Business & Economics

Management and Organisational Behaviour

Author: Laurie J. Mullins

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273708889

Category: Management

Page: 837

View: 776

This eighth edition brings fresh evidence to explore theory in practice, and a wide range of brand new and intriguing examples and case studies on issues and organisations that are engaging, relevant and contemporary.
Posted in Management

Organisational Change

Theory and Practice

Author: Christian Louis Van Tonder

Publisher: Van Schaik Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Change

Page: 255

View: 506

Posted in Change

Resistance and Power in Organizations

Author: John M. Jermier,David Knights,Walter R. Nord

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415085885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 9345

This state of the art collection develops the theme of resistance from below in everyday organizational life. Building on a body of theory dealing with power, control and domination in the labour process, international contributors expand the analysis by focusing on material circumstances and subjective states that lead to subtle forms of subversion and sabotage as well as to more overt forms of defiance and protest. Throughout the volume discussion is supported by case studies, interviews, surveys and ethnographic data drawn from around the world to reveal resistance practices which range from those hidden in the 'crawl-spaces' of organizations to those that are more public and demonstrative. Recent developments in critical social theory are used to provoke thinking about resistance both as a response to power and a form of power. Uniquely, the contributions show that oppressive practices at work can be met with powerful counterforces, and that resistance need not only take the form of 'quiet resilience'. Presenting an empowering view of insubordination, this volume will be of interest to those in the fields of organizational sociology, organizational behaviour, industrial and labour relations and women's studies.
Posted in Business & Economics

Emotion in Organizational Change

An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Author: Usman Talat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319476939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

View: 8942

This book constructs a multi-disciplinary interpretation of emotion, specifically applied and discussed within Organizational Change environments. Including a range of perspectives from Philosophy, Evolutionary Sciences, Psychology and Sociology, Emotion in Organizational Change also provides a historical picture of our knowledge of emotion. The author explores how this can contribute towards a novel understanding of a pervasive phenomenon in society and its organizations.
Posted in Business & Economics

Principles of Organizational Behaviour

Author: Robin Fincham,Peter Rhodes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 784

View: 8168

The fourth edition of this successful introductory text has been fully revised and updated to include the latest organizational behaviour research and has a new chapter on managing knowledge. It is accompanied by a comprehensive Online Resource Centre. It also contains a wealth of student learning features which make the text lively and accessible for students.
Posted in Business & Economics

Soziologie in konstruktiver Absicht

Festschrift für Günter Endruweit

Author: Gerhard Berger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783879501434

Category: Sociology

Page: 302

View: 8192

Posted in Sociology

Organizational Change

Creating Change Through Strategic Communication

Author: Laurie Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444340352

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 4449

Organizational Change integrates major empirical, theoretical and conceptual approaches to implementing communication in organizational settings. Laurie Lewis ties together the disparate literatures in management, education, organizational sociology, and communication to explore how the practices and processes of communication work in real-world cases of change implementation. Gives a bold and comprehensive overview of communication research and ideas on change and those who bring it about Fills in an important piece of the applied communication puzzle as it relates to organizations Illustrated with student friendly, real life case studies from organizations, including organizational mergers, governmental or nonprofit policy or procedural implementation, or technological innovation Winner of the 2011 Organizational Communication NCA Division Book of the Year
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Managing Universities

Policy and Organizational Change from a Western European Comparative Perspective

Author: Ivar Bleiklie,Jürgen Enders,Benedetto Lepori

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319538659

Category: Education

Page: 329

View: 654

This book asks how modern universities are organized and managed, and questions whether 30 years of university reforms have resulted in stronger managerial structures and leadership control. It further asks whether current organisational and decision-making structures can be explained by public reform policies. The book offers a coherent, empirically grounded and theoretically driven presentation of data and core ideas behind a large scale comparative study of 26 universities across eight European countries. It focuses on the strength of university managerial structures, the role of academics, and how universities relate to and depend on their environment: to governments and other actors; to funders; to evaluators; and to external stakeholders. It further explores how higher education policies are shaped by and affect universities. Written by a cross-disciplinary team of European scholars, this book is unique both in its wide coverage and the depth of its analyses. It will be of great interest to scholars, graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the fields of organisation theory and sociology, policy studies, comparative public policy and administration, and higher education studies. It will also be of interest to higher education policy makers and administrators.
Posted in Education

Teaching and Learning in the Primary School

Author: ANDREW POLLARD,Jill Bourne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134851529

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 5596

This sourcebook offers a unique summary into all that was important in primary education during the 1990s. It provides almost fifty key readings on the field which are grouped around six major topics: * learners * teachers * classrooms * curriculum * assessment * school and education policy. Over half of the readings focus on real life cases - such as pupils, teachers, classrooms or schools - as a means of conveying some of the interpersonal subtleties of teaching and learning in primary schools. At the same time, these cases highlight important current topics and debates in primary education and often provide insights into practical ways of meeting the challenges which are posed. Other articles are more explicitly analytical and provide conceptual frameworks, overviews or critiques of their fields. This is an excellent resource and guide for primary school teachers, and students studying on PGCE courses.
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Translating Organizational Change

Author: Barbara Czarniawska,Guje Sevón

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110879735

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 8407

Translating Organizational Change (Groningen-Amsterdam Studies In Semantics (Grass).
Posted in Social Science