Managing Innovation and Change: A Critical Guide for Organizations

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Cengage Learning EMEA, 2002 - Business & Economics - 255 pages
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This critical introduction discusses the origins of creativity, group approaches to innovation, managing innovative teams and how to manage organizations. By understanding the psychological principles, theories and techniques applied in these areas, managers can improve organizational strategies and their responses to change. In addition to managers and HR professionals, students of management and occupational psychology at undergraduate and MBA level will benefit from the clear and concise coverage of this important topic.
  

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Contents

Enhancing creativity at work
12
Psychological approaches to creativity
54
Innovation and the social psychology of groups
86
The antecedents of organizational innovation
124
The innovation process
149
Organization development
166
Does OD work?
192
overcoming resistance to change
202
Future directions for practice and research
221
References
228
Index
249
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Dr. Neil J Anderson is a professor in the MA TESOL program at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has worked in Intensive English programs at Brigham Young University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Ohio University. He worked as the Program Associate for Measurement and Evaluation for the Overseas Refugee Training Program in Southeast Asia for the Center for Applied Linguistics. He spent one year on sabbatical as Visiting Professor at a university in Costa Rica. From 2001-2002 he served as President of TESOL. He is the author of National Geographic Learning's Active Skills for Reading series.

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