Organizational Change and Strategy: An Interlevel Dynamics Approach by David CoghlanOrganizational Change and Strategy: An Interlevel Dynamics Approach by David Coghlan

Organizational Change and Strategy: An Interlevel Dynamics Approach

byDavid Coghlan, Nicholas S. RashfordEditorDavid Coghlan

Paperback | July 25, 2006

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This cutting-edge text shows how large scale organizational change is in fact a complex iteration of individual, team, interdepartmental and organization processes whereby each continually and systematically influences the others (a topic often neglected by ODC and strategy books). Traditionally, strategy and organization development and change have occupied different worlds; one grounded in the economic and management sciences, the other in the applied behavioural sciences. In this enlightening text, Coghlan and Rashford abridge these two worlds using a framework of organizational levels.

In this important text, the authors here clearly demonstrate how such processes are brought together in an interlevel approach. They focus on the involvement of such players as:

  • individuals (CEO, senior managers and others)
  • teams (senior management team, board, other teams)
  • inter-departmental groups (inter-team)
  • the organization (in its external relations).

This interdepartmental aspect of most organizations is critical to developing and deploying strategic actions, yet is often never discussed.

Exploring both the external and internal discontinuous nature of forces for change, this book guides the reader through the intricacies of this highly complex subject. Expertly combining theory with practice, it will be a valuable book for masters level and advanced undergraduate students, and for all those concerned with strategy and change.

Title:Organizational Change and Strategy: An Interlevel Dynamics ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:July 25, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415378176

ISBN - 13:9780415378178

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.  List of Tables.  Part 1: Levels and Interlevels  1. Organizational Levels: Theory and Practice  2. Interlevel Dynamics  Part 2: Interlevel Change  3. The Process of Learning and Change  4. The Interlevel Dynamics of Large System Change  5. Phases and Levels of Change  Part 3: The Strategy Process through Interlevel Change  6. Introduction to Strategy and the Five Strategic Foci  7. Framing the Corporate Picture  8. Naming the Corporate Words  9. Doing Corporate Analysis  10. Choosing and Implementing Corporate Actions  11. Evaluating Corporate Actions  12. The Relationships between the Five Strategic foci  Part 4: Integration  13. The Great Atlantic and Pacific Team Company Case.  Finale.  References.  Appendices.  Index