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Organisational Change : Sociological Perspectives - David Collins

Organisational Change

Sociological Perspectives

Paperback Published: 30th April 1998
ISBN: 9780415171564
Number Of Pages: 232

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In recent years, there has been an explosion of books on the nature of organisational change and the management skills needed to effectively carry it out. Many are written by change gurus and management consultants offering quick fixes and metaphor laden business toolkits, however, much of their advice is banal and under-theorized. This book redresses this balance by providing an original analysis of change management in organizations in the light of wider sociological perspectives. It critically examines the, often implicit, theoretical frameworks underpinning many contemporary accounts of organizational change, and covers subjects including:

* the importance of explicit analysis of theory and context
* a critique of populist management gurus and quick-fix 'how-to' solutions
* 'under-socialized' models of change which emphasise structure over human action
* trenchant analysis of 'soft' HRM solutions
* the management of culture.
Radical and innovative, this book, the first to adopt a sociological approach, is a much-needed challenge to the orthodoxies of change management.

Made in Kilmarnockp. v
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The Nature of Management and Management Researchp. 9
Approaches to the Study of Changep. 34
Critical Monographs and Research Studiesp. 66
N-Step Guides for Changep. 82
Socialized Models of Change?p. 100
Theories for the Analysis of Changep. 128
The Diversity of Theoretical Frameworksp. 137
Radical and Marxist Frames of Referencep. 155
Paradigms Of/For Changep. 169
New Paradigms for Change?p. 180
Towards a Conclusionp. 193
Referencesp. 199
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780415171564
ISBN-10: 0415171563
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 30th April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1