Managing Change examines the concept and practice of change within the context of the history, literature and theories of management. In particular, it links the process of change to the strategic development, management and leadership of organisations.
The reader is encouraged to reflect critically on areas such as post-modernism, realism and complexity theory, and explores in depth the influence of culture, power and politics.
The book is aimed at students of change management, strategy and organisational change as part of undergraduate, MBA and MA programmes.
Part 1 The rise and fall of the rational organisation
Chapter 1 From trial and error to the science of management
Chapter 2 Developments in organisation theory
Chapter 3 In search of new paradigms
Chapter 4 Critical perspectives on organisation theory
Chapter 5 Culture, power, politics and choice
Part 2 Strategy development: theory, practice and choice
Chapter 6 Approaches to strategy
Chapter 7 Applying strategy
Part 3 Managing Change: past, present and future
Chapter 8 Change management: fundamental questions for organisations
Chapter 9 Planned change and organization development (OD)
Chapter 10 Developments in change management
Chapter 11 A framework for change
Part 4 Managing choice
Chapter 12 Organisational change and managerial choice- Part 1: The choice process and the trajectory process
Chapter 13 Organisational change and managerial choice - Part 2: The change process
Chapter 14 Management – roles and responsibilities