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Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation

Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation

Second Edition
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Change Management

January 2014 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This bestselling text continues to provide a fresh approach to organisational change by linking it to the key drivers of creativity and innovation, but now contains improved coverage of approaches to change.

It explores change as a human and social process, looking at the vital role leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity play in change management, rather than viewing it as a series of systems and mechanisms. In doing so, it provides all the theoretical and practical understanding you will need as both a student of change and a future manager.

The second edition comes with access to a range of learning and revision aids online and is packed with cases and examples from around the globe.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: A Historical Overview of Business Practice and Theory Development
Chapter 3: The Process of Change, Creativity and Innovation
Chapter 4:Components of Change: Choice, Communication and Resistance
Chapter 5: The Change-Continuity Paradox: Strategic Dilemmas and Theoretical Concerns
Chapter 6: Planning Approaches to Change and Linear Stage Models
Chapter 7: Process Approaches to Change and Nonlinear Time
Chapter 8: The individual: promoting critical thinking
Chapter 9: The Group: Nurturing Team Work
Chapter 10: The Leader: Promoting New Ideas at Work
Chapter 11: The Internal Environment: Orchestrating Structure, Systems and Resources
Chapter 12: Culture: Enabling and Constraining Creative Processes at Work
Chapter 13: Creative Industries, Innovative Cities and Changing Worlds
Chapter 14: Conclusion


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PowerPoint slides to accompany each chapter of your textbook

I thought the first edition of this book was very good; this one is even better. I strongly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in managing and changing organizations, whether they be students, academics or managers.

Professor Bernard Burnes
Chair of Organisational Change, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling

This book is destined to be a classic in the field. I was amazed at the balance the book presents in critical perspectives with sound ideas for organizational change and development. The book has included important current debates and discussion of change management. It also provides useful resources and activities for each chapter.

David M. Boje
Wells Fargo Professor, New Mexico State University

For students and practitioners, this is a benchmark text. Why do many planned organizational changes fail to meet their goals? Change management is often presented as a reaction to business problems, but change can be proactive, driven by creativity and innovation. Combining these perspectives in a processual framework, this text offers fresh explanations, beyond oversimplified guidelines and complex theories. The authors present a cross-disciplinary set of theories, models and techniques in a style sensitive to corporate, managerial and individual concerns.

David A. Buchanan
Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Cranfield University School of Management

This book is a smorgasbord of delightful insights into approaches, experiences and controversial dimensions of change from leading academics in the area.   If you want to go beyond cliched treatments of the field, then this book provides you with a wealth of dishes and much needed food for thought . 

Richard J Badham
Macquarie University

Dawson and Andriopoulos achieve to explain in a clear and a hands on way the different challenges one faces when managing change in a creative setting.

Mrs Ann Laenen
Communications , University of Malta
April 20, 2016

This text is valuable for any student looking to introduce clinical change in the practice environment of healthcare.Theories,frameworks and techniques are suggested to guide the reader through the maze of organisational change.Links to group discussion,further recommended reading and 'hands on' exercises make this a very practical text.

Mrs Lisa Jennison
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
September 13, 2016

well organized and thorough kind of reference.

Dr Tareq Alhousary
Management Information Systems, Dhofar University
September 6, 2015

Good structure of the chapters which finish with practical case studies. I like especially the chapter N. 3 how is creativity linked to innovation.

Dr Gabriela Kormancová
Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University
August 19, 2015

Adopted for this module as core text. Some undergraduates love it and some struggle with it. The pass rate and qualit of assignments using this text was high.

Miss Roz Gasper
Bristol Business School, University of the West Of England
July 6, 2015

A good text with good general coverage of managing change.

Ms Melody Harrogate
EHS, Derby univeristy
June 9, 2015

Patrick Dawson

Patrick Dawson is Professor of Organizational Change at the University of Northumbria and Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen. He holds a PhD in Industrial Sociology from the University of Southampton and during his early career, worked at the University of Surrey and the University of Edinburgh. He moved to Australia in the 1980s and took up a lectureship at the University of Adelaide.  In 1997, he took up the Salvesen Chair in Management at the University of Aberdeen, where he undertook senior administrative roles including Director of Graduate Studies and Head of the Business School. After a sabbatical in 2005, Patrick... More About Author

Costas Andriopoulos

Constantine Andriopoulos is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Director of the Research Centre for Innovation and Disruption at the Business School (formerly Cass). Costas is internationally recognized for his work on organizational ambidexterity; how companies in high-velocity markets can excel at both incremental (exploiting current capabilities) and discontinuous (exploring into new space) innovation. He is an award-winning researcher and teacher. His research, funded by the Carnegie Trust and European Commission among others, has been published in top-tier peer-reviewed academic and... More About Author

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