Essentials of Organization Development and Change

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A streamlined version of Cummings and Worley's market-leading Organization Development and Change, this text applies behavioral science knowledge to the development of organization strategies, structures, and processes. It is ideal for short courses or those that include more case work or outside projects.

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Thomas G. Cummings, professor, chair of the Department of Management and Organization, and executive director of the Leadership Institute, received his B.S. and MBA from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. in socio-technical systems from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was previously on the faculty at Case-Western Reserve University. He has authored 13 books, written over 40 scholarly articles, and given numerous invited papers at national and international conferences. He is associate editor of the JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, and former editor-in-chief of the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INQUIRY, chairman of the Organizational Development and Change division of the Academy of Management, and president of the Western Academy of Management. His major research and consulting interests include designing high-performing organizations and strategic change management. He has conducted several large-scale organization design and change projects, and has consulted to a variety of private and public-sector organizations in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Scandinavia.

Dr. Worley is an Associate Professor of Business Strategy at Pepperdine University_s School of Business and Management where he was awarded the Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellowship. He is also President of Monique Marketing and Management, a consulting firm specializing in strategic management. Prior to Pepperdine University, Dr. Worley taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of San Diego, University of Southern California, and Colorado State University in strategic management, organization theory, project management, and statistics. His teaching activities are complemented by over fifteen years of management experience as Director of the MSOD Program, Director of Academic Affairs at Pepperdine University, Project Director for a National Science Foundation research grant as well as supervisory experience with PepsiCo and the U.S. Forest Service. Dr. Worley received his Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in organization development from Pepperdine University, an M.S. in environmental psychology from Colorado State University, and a B.S. from Westminster College. He is a member of the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, the Organization Development Network, and the Decision Sciences Institute.

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