Dynamics of Organizational Change and Learning

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Jaap Boonstra
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Psychology - 512 pages
This handbook focuses on the complex processes and problems oforganizational change and relates current knowledge of individualand group psychology to the understanding of the dynamics ofchange.
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Part I Fundamentals and Practices in Organization Development
Part II Designing and Organizing Organizational Change
Part III Organizing Changing and Learning in Ambiguous Contexts
Part IV Power Dynamics and Organizational Change
Part V Learning and Developing for Sustainable Change

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Jaap J. Boonstra, Sioo, Inter-university Centre forOrganizational Change and Learning, Admiraal Helfrichlaan 1, 3527KV Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jaap Boonstra is a Professor of Organizational Change andDevelopment in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences atthe University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is also Dean andScientific Director of Sioo, Inter-university Centre forOrganizational Change and Learning. Founded by the Dutchuniversities, Sioo has been the bridge between scientificallyfounded theory and the practice of organizational and changeprocesses in the Netherlands since 1958. He is also a visitingprofessor in Esade Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He is aresearch fellow and member of the scientific staff of TheNetherlands School of Communications Research and the AmsterdamSchool of Social Research.
After studying social and organizational psychology at LeidenUniversity, The Netherlands, he obtained his doctorate with athesis on integral organizational development and management ofcomplex change processes. Previously, he was Associate Professor inorganizational psychology at Leiden University, and hasworked as aconsultant, researcher, and managing partner at the ResearchFoundation for NewTechnology and Organizational Development.
He lectures on the management of change, strategic decision-making,power and politics in organizations, and organizational learning.He has conducted research into the social and organizationalaspects of technological innovations, sustainable development andchange of organizations, strategic decision-making, and innovation.His research interests focus on barriers to organizational changeand innovation, power dynamics in organizational change,sustainable development of organizations, democratic governance,and societal development.
He has published over a hundred articles on technological andorganizational innovation, management of organizational change,organizational learning, politics in organizations, strategicdecision-making and fundamental change programmes in the servicesector, and public administration in the Academy of ManagementReview, Concepts and Transformations, the EuropeanJournal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and AppliedPsychology: An International Review. He is a member of theeditorial board of several journals. Recently, he published a bookon designing and developing organizations, and edited a specialissue of the European Journal of Work and OrganizationalPsychology on power dynamics and organizational change.

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