Managing Change Paperback – 8 Jun 2000
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From the Back Cover
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
* 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.
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.
Professor of Organisational Behaviour
School of Business, De Montfort University
About the Author
Bernard Burnes UMIST
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