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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. Visit the companion website today at

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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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The first book which combines three inseparable aspects Change, Creativity & Innovation to develop a sustainable and successful organisation.

Mr Michael Garkisch
School of Business & Technology, University of Applied Sciences Ansbach / FH-AN
April 9, 2015

Very good book that can be used as recommended reading in various modules

Dr Alexandros Psychogios
Hull University Business School, The University of Hull
March 31, 2015

The book lacks in providing a solid foundation for creativity. The title is misleading. Creativity is mostly described as Innovation and vice-versa.

Dr Massimo Bau
Business Administration, Jönköping International Business School
March 27, 2015

Good reference for Leadership programme students

Dr Anne Walsh
Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Dev, NUI Galway
March 10, 2015

This book offers an interesting approach to understand the dynamics experienced by companies in constant changing environments.

Ms Aglaya Batz
Operations Management, Brandenburgische Technische Universität
March 5, 2015

A very comprehensive and rewarding book. Clear and succinct insights that afford tremendous scope for discussion and development

Mr David Chaisty
Social Work , Cornwall College
March 3, 2015

Topics not that relevant for our curriculum.

Professor Ewald Mittelstaedt
Engineering and Business Managment, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences
December 29, 2014

an engaging and rounded exploration of this important field

Mr Richard Kotter
Geography & Environmental Management, Northumbria University
December 12, 2014

Very interesting book. Covers topics that are relevant to the module I am leading. Book has been adopted as essential.

Dr Yiannis Kouropalatis
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
December 10, 2014

I will definitly recomend the textbook to interested students who would like to get a deeper insight to this topic. However it is not suitable to our courses at the moment.

Mr Harald Wipfler
Institute of Genera, Graz University of Technology
November 19, 2014

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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