Research in Organizational Change and Development

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Emerald Group Publishing, 2009 - Business & Economics - 389 pages
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An annual publication featuring studies and theoretical work dealing with the topic of change in organizational settings. Showcasing the approaches to organizational research, whether they be quantitative or qualitative in nature, it includes papers that bring fresh perspectives to classic issues in the field such as resistance and communication.

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Richard W. Woodman is Anderson Clayton & Co. and Clayton Fund Professor of Management at Texas A & M University, where he teaches organizational behavior, organization development, and research methodology in the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business. He received his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Oklahoma State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. From 1993-97, he served as department head and he is currently the coordinator of the Ph.D. program in the Department of Management. His research interests focus on organizational change and organizational creativity. His published work can be found in many journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Group & Organization Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and the Strategic Management Journal, among others. Dr. Woodman is co-editor of the JAI Press annual series, Research in Organizational Change and Development. He is currently on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Applied Behavioral Science Review, and the Journal of Organizational Change Management and previously served on the boards of the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Management. He has also served as national program chair and division chair of the Organization Development and Change division of the Academy of Management. In a previous life, Dr.Woodman was a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, worked in both the petroleum and banking industries, and served for several years as vice-president of a financial institution.

A.B. (Rami) Shani, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Change at California Polytechnic University, USA, a Senior Research Fellow at the FENIX Centre and an Adjunct Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. His most recent work has focused on the theoretical and application of collaborative research in organizations, creating sustainable work systems, creating the learning organization and, action research methodologies in the pursuit of actionable knowledge creation. He is the co-author or book co-editor of Collaborative Research in Organizations: Foundations for Learning (SAGE,2004), Change and Theoretical Development; Learning by Design (Blackwell, 2003); Creating Sustainable work Systems: Emerging Perspectives and Practice (Routledge, 2003); Behavior in Organizations: An Experiential Approach, 8e (McGraw-Hill-Irwin, 2004); and Parallel Learning Structures: Creating Innovations in Bureaucracies (AW, 1990).

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