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The Theory and Practice of Change Management

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This is a core textbook for all courses in change management. It examines all of the key theories on organizational change and applies them to organizational settings to demonstrate how strategies can be devised and employed to help manage organizational change and the issues it precipitates. Taking quite a practical approach, students are helped to apply theory to real-wo ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 401 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published January 1st 2002)
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Comprehensive textbook on change management

The preface to this book says it was “originally written for practicing managers and for M.B.A. students and others who have considerable experience of working in organizations.” That is a great goal, but make no mistake: this is a textbook, with all the good and bad that term implies. On the positive side, it means that author John Hayes is extremely expert, complete and methodical. He defines all the terms, summarizes all the research, and breaks all
Richard Newton
This is a very solid book, and well written. If you are after an encyclopaedic review of lots of change materials, all properly referenced then this may well be the book for you. It is certainly more accessible than some other academic books on the subject. However, if you are after practical guidance of delivering change then I think this is less likely to work for you - it is not that the advice is not here, there is lots and lots here, but it is hard to make it into a cohesive view for a chan ...more
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