Organizational Change: Themes and Issues by Jim Grieves

Organizational Change: Themes and Issues

byJim Grieves

Paperback | March 25, 2010

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Organizational Change is the first organizational change text written specifically for the postgraduate market. It provides the level of theory and critique required for postgraduate students, while encouraging readers to reflect and draw upon their own experience of the working world in the'stop and think' features throughout each chapter. Jim Grieves employs a 'four perspectives' approach to change which runs throughout the book to provide a clear pathway and overall argument for student learning.Offering a refreshing thematic approach, the book focusses on key issues such as the ethics of change. The two-part structure (Part 1: Understanding Change and Part 2: Implementing Change) places organizational change in context before guiding students through the key issues to consider in practice.A full complement of pedagogical features are consistently applied throughout to support students and to ensure they benefit fully from the wide-ranging content. Chapter summaries ensure students have a clear understanding of key points; study questions allow the reader to check their understandingand think around the subject. Exercises encourage students to apply their knowledge to companies with which they are familiar, and longer end-of-chapter cases draw on topical examples featuring companies such as Northern Rock and Siemens.Online Resource CentreFor Lecturers:* Diagrams, tables and figures from the text* Guidance notes for the case studies* Teaching and discussion pointsFor Students: * Web links* Updates to cases* Answers to end of chapter case study questions* References to seminal papers* Links to articles

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Jim Grieves has been a guest speaker on the practice of organizational development and managing change at international organizations and international conferences. He has undertaken consultancy and training for organizations in the public and private sectors. He has received an award for excellence for Outstanding Contribution to The...

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Title:Organizational Change: Themes and IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pagesPublished:March 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199214883

ISBN - 13:9780199214884

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Table of Contents

Part One: Understanding Change1. Perspectives on Change2. The Ethics of Organizational Change3. Planned Change and its Critics4. Strategic Change5. Building and Developing Competitive AdvantagePart Two: Implementing Change6. Cultural Change7. Power, Control and Change8. Leading Change9. Organizational Diagnosis10. Change Models11. Resistance to Change12. The themes and issues of future organizational change

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"The text has a sophisticated treatment of the topic of OC, entirely appropriate to PG level." --Dr Alex Weich, Westminster