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Driving Change and Developing Organisations

ISBN: 9780734610645
Publisher: Tilde Publishing and Distribution
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
Number of pages: 412
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This textbook brings seminal and emerging academic thinking together, in a cohesive whole, with contemporary practice. It brings the reader up to speed with pivotal issues and practices in the field of change and organizational development that will shape this arena for the next twenty years. It dispels confusion and brings clarity for those teaching and learning about change in organizations. This much needed textbook addresses what has been going on in the field, while being a call to action for practitioners of the future. It puts organizations and management squarely on the map while acknowledging the position and contribution of newer specializations such as HR, marketing and strategic management. Key features: * Takes a holistic, multidisciplinary approach that draws together the various disciplines and schools of thought in a cohesive whole * Builds and expands on an existing epistemological framework * Summarizes the history of management thought and expands the base of knowledge of most management students * Addresses both change strategy and the implementation of change * Blends extensive practical experience with the existing theory * Contains the latest research, supplemented with statistics from industry * Contextualizes change in Australian organizations over the past 20 years and globally over the last 100 years * Uses inspirational language, is student friendly and fairly priced

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