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  • Paperback: 584 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (8 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273641662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273641667
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 19.7 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 511,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Managing Change presents a comprehensive, wide-ranging and readable picture of the theory and practice of organisational change and renewal. Its main aim is to provide the reader with a broad and in-depth appreciation of the context, complexity and processes involved in managing change.
The text covers-
* the main approaches to designing and changing organisations;
* the major perspectives on strategy development and
organisational change;
* culture, power and politics;
* ten major real-life case studies;
* managerial choice and organisational change;
* planning and implementing change;
* the role of leadership.
The new edition of this highly regarded text has been substantially revised. In particular, this edition contains-
* a new section on postmodernism;
* a review of organisational learning;
* a substantial revision and extension to the chapters on
strategy development and change management;
* new and updated case studies.
Managing Change has become a key text for a large number of undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience courses covering or including elements relating to change management, strategy and organisational change.
Bernard Burnes is a senior lecturer at the Manchester School of Management, UMIST. This book is based on his extensive experience of studying, working with and advising a wide range of public and private sector organisations.

Burnes's new book is a thorough revision of what was already the best general text on organisational change. The problem with most books on organisational change is that they put forward a single guru's 'ten steps to effective change', or something similar, in detail. By contrast, this book gives a comprehensive review and evaluation of contemporary change theories within a wider historical context. The case studies provide concrete illustrations and emphasis the choices managers can exercise in what to change and how to change it. This new edition adds substantially to both the theoretical orientation and the practical illustrations. Burnes has done a fine job, again.
Dexter Dunphy
Distinguished Professor
University of Technology, Sydney

This text is unique in demonstrating clearly the linkages between corporate strategy, organisational behaviour and the management of change - subjects that are often treated separately. Complex issues are presented here with an admirable clarity of style, demonstrating how theory should and can inform practice in this field, supported by interesting and varied contemporary case illustrations. An ideal undergraduate text that will also be valuable for post-experience managers on masters programmes.
Dave Buchanan
Professor of Organisational Behaviour
School of Business, De Montfort University

About the Author

Bernard Burnes UMIST


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An "essential reading" type of book for students studying strategic management or change in graduate or postgraduate level. However, unlike most of the text books it is not just another reference book. Chapters are sequentially built and very dependent on each other. Therefore, it is a good idea to read it from the beginning to the end (it is quite a thick book but it is worth it) and not to use for only specific issues that needs to be learnt on the subject. The first two parts are very theoretical, refering to lots of previous studies. These form a theoretical framework for the subject. Third part is devoted to lots of case studies and a whole part, part fourth, is on lessons from theory and practice which I have found very helpful to understand practical implications of theory and in my opinion this is the most essential feature of this book that makes it so "different".
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My lecturer recommended this book for our Master course and I must say that I am fully satisfied with it! It gives you a good overview about different theories of managing change and explains also some researchers in more detail!
For my course it was very usefull!
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Excellent value for money, this was bough secondhand - excellent condition. Really supported me with my studies, giving me extended knowledge and theory
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