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This bestselling text continues to provide a fresh approach to organisational change by linking it to the key drivers of creativity and innovation, but now contains improved coverage of approaches to change.
It explores change as a human and social process, looking at the vital role leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity play in change management, rather than viewing it as a series of systems and mechanisms. In doing so, it provides all the theoretical and practical understanding you will need as both a student of change and a future manager.
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Patrick Dawson is Professor of Change, Creativity and Innovation at the University of Adelaide and Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen. He holds a PhD in industrial sociology from the University of Southampton and during his early career, worked at the University of Surrey and the University of Edinburgh. He moved to Australia in the 1980s and took up a position at the University of Adelaide. In studying change in UK, Australia and New Zealand based organizations, Patrick has worked on a number of Australian Research Council (ARC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded projects in collaboration with scholars at other universities. He has examined change in a number of organizations including: Pirelli Cables, British Rail, General Motors, Hewlett Packard and the CSIRO. Since taking up the Salvesen Chair at Aberdeen he has held visiting professorships at Roskilde University, Lund University and the Danish Technical University in Denmark, an adjunct professorship at Monash University and a research professorship at the University of Wollongong in Australia.Review:
I thought the first edition of this book was very good; this one is even better. I strongly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in managing and changing organizations, whether they be students, academics or managers. (Professor Bernard Burnes 2014-01-16)
This book is destined to be a classic in the field. I was amazed at the balance the book presents in critical perspectives with sound ideas for organizational change and development. The book has included important current debates and discussion of change management. It also provides useful resources and activities for each chapter. (David M. Boje 2014-01-16)
For students and practitioners, this is a benchmark text. Why do many planned organizational changes fail to meet their goals? Change management is often presented as a reaction to business problems, but change can be proactive, driven by creativity and innovation. Combining these perspectives in a processual framework, this text offers fresh explanations, beyond oversimplified guidelines and complex theories. The authors present a cross-disciplinary set of theories, models and techniques in a style sensitive to corporate, managerial and individual concerns. (David A. Buchanan 2014-01-16)
This book is a smorgasbord of delightful insights into approaches, experiences and controversial dimensions of change from leading academics in the area. If you want to go beyond cliched treatments of the field, then this book provides you with a wealth of dishes and much needed food for thought . (Richard J Badham)
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