Change Management: A Guide to Effective Implementation

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SAGE, May 2, 2000 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
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`Change Management is a well-structured and well-written book which has wide appeal for undergraduates, postgraduates and practitioners. It provides a comprehensive coverage of the issues related to organizational change and its management. It has a good, coherent structure which starts with a definition of change and a general examination of the antecedent factors, as well as the skills and competencies required of managers in facilitating the change process.... The style and content of the book are of an extremely high quality, indicating the book's deserved reputation as a core textbook in this area' - Leadership and Organization Development Journal

This new and updated edition of the highly successful MBA and undergraduate text on change management uses current examples with a strategic focus to guide students through the issues and processes associated with managing change.

The new edition:

- provides a framework for applying different models to different scenarios;

- offers proactive approaches to change that relate to business performance;

- gives practical, step-by-step means of handling change;

- illustrates with up-to-date real-life case studies.

Students using Change Management will gain a greater understanding that effective solutions to change problems need to combine technological, organizational and people-oriented strategies. In this sense the book adopts a process-based approach to management. It will also encourage students to familiarize themselves with the different contingencies that affect management and the most effective measures for dealing with them.


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important !!!!!!!!!! P12, THEORY of vison: 可以用在模型讨论,leadership or sponsorship part.
the nature of the change/ the tropeic analysis. 很好用~


The importance of change
Outline of the book
Change and the Manager
Mapping Change
The Systems Approach to Change
Cases in Intervention
Total Project Management
People Management
The Objective Outsider
The Learning Organization
Cases in Systems Intervention
Organizational Development Cases

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About the author (2000)

Rob was born in Africa, schooled in Edinburgh, and a student at Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He has taught at the Open University for more than 25 years where he helped pioneer the use of Supported Open Learning for management development and has led several major curriculum development and design exercises. He was instrumental in setting up the Centre for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise, where he is based. Starting with studies of worker co-operatives in the 1970s, he has had a long-standing interest in how value-based organisations can sustain their social commitments and still ensure effective, enterprising forms of management and organisation. His research on performance measurement and improvement methods in public and non-profit contexts led to the popular Managing and Measuring Social Enterprise (Sage, 2003). Currently, he is working with nine chief executives in a study (funded by Zurich Financial Services Charitable Trust and NCVO's Leadership Centre) of the 'inner world' of leaders in public and non-profit settings. For many years he has also pursued an interest in management learning, publishing articles, leading research projects, and working with the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Business, Management and Accountancy to encourage new approaches to teaching and learning. Recent publications include a co-edited volume on Corporate Universities. He has consulted to, and taught in, a range of public and non-profit organisations, and chaired the Trustees of the Scott Bader Commonwealth (a small multi-national chemical company of Quaker origins that has an international reputation for employee involvement and corporate social responsibility). He has served as Secretary of the Association of Researchers on Non-profit Organization and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the leading international body in this field, and is a member of the Advisory Council for the University Network for Social Entrepreneurship.

Formerly MD of Sotheby's Institute of Art, Professor James McCalman is currently the Head of the Centre for Strategy and Leadership at the University of Portsmouth. He has previously enjoyed roles as MBA Director at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde as well as Ashridge Business School before moving to senior leadership roles in the private and charitable sectors. His most recent previous post was Chief Executive for the Windsor Leadership Trust, a charity delivering senior leadership development programmes to the private, public, military and charitable sectors at Windsor Castle.

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