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Managing Organisational Change

Managing Organisational Change

First Edition
  • V Nilakant - University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • S Ramnarayan - Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India

April 1994 | 380 pages | SAGE Response
Drawing upon and integrating current theories, models, and experiences of companies in India and abroad, this book offers practical insights into managing change. It emphasises both what organisations need to change and how they should go about it.


Examining primary data from about 50 progressive Indian organisations, the authors view organisational change in terms of three generic—growth; transformation and decline. Based on the case studies, they present a model of change that focuses on eight levers of change—value-based leadership, strategy, structure, human resource practices, technology, marketing, quality and costs. The model is richly illustrated with examples from both Indian and international practice. The authors examine the core values that must underlie any change effort and discuss the ways in which organisations can nurture value-based change. This timely and lucid book will be an indispensable reference or text for all behavioural and management programs.



Perspectives on Change

Types of Change

Change Programmes

Change Levers

Change as Growth

Change as Transformation

Change as Turnaround

Value-based Change

Subject Index

Author, Name and Company Index


V Nilakant

S. Ramnarayan

S Ramnarayan, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Business at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India. A PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, he has been a faculty member at the Tata Management Training Centre, Pune, India, for about 5 years and later a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, for about 13 years. He has also been a visiting faculty at the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and Guest Professor at the University of Bamberg, Germany.He has worked in different sectors on a variety of assignments in the areas of... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761992479