Organization Development: A Process of Learning and Changing, 2nd Edition

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New to the second edition of this text are two chapters on defining the client and the Burke-Litwin model of organizational development and change. All the other chapters, except for chapter three, have been revised to reflect changes in the field of organizational development. The book presents an overview of organizational development, discusses the organization and the factors which will influence its structure and development in the future, contains a synopsis of each chapter presented to encourage the reader to develop a position and make choices and describes the theories underlying the field and the way OD practitioners typically work.

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W. Warner Burke (Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin) is the Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education, coordinator for the graduate programs in social organizational psychology, and chair of the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. He is also co-director of the master of arts program in organizational psychology jointly conducted with the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Dr. Burke earned his BA from Furman University and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to Teachers College, he served as chair of the Department of Management at Clark University, head of management programs and organization development at the NTL Institute, and executive director of the OD Network. Dr. Burke's consulting experience has been with a variety of organizations in business and industry, education, government, religion, and medical systems. A diplomate in industrial/organizational psychology and in organizational and business consulting from the American Board of Professional Psychology, he is also a fellow of the Academy of Management, the Association of Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and he was editor of both "Organizational Dynamics" and the "Academy of Management Executive". He has written more than 200 articles and book chapters in organizational psychology, organization change, and leadership and has written, collaborated on, or edited 19 books. He has received numerous awards, including, in 1989, the Public Service Medal from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; in 1990, the Distinguished Contribution to Human Resource Development Award; in 1993, the Organization Development Professional Practice Area Award for Excellence the Lippitt Memorial Award from the American Society for Training and Development; the distinguished scholar-practioner award from the Academy of Management; the distinguished contribution to practice award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology; and lifetime achievement awards from the OD Network and Linkage, Inc. His most recent book, co-edited with Dale Lake and Jill Paine, was "Organization Change: A Comprehensive Reader" (2009).

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