"Demers gives a unique guided tour of the field of organisational change providing readers with a historically framed, comprehensive synthesis of organisational change thoeries."
"Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through faculty collections."
"An outstanding review and synthesis of The Theoretical and empirical literature."
Too advanced for our students in present HRM-programme. We are renewing our programme and this text is still under consideration, but for 2017
As the course was rather practice-oriented, this book was ideal for students who wanted to learn more about theory.
This is a great little book that provides good coverage of diverse organisational change theories under one cover. The chronological order is a good idea for providing the overeaching narrative to the development of organisational change theories and the book itself. Very useful for giving chapters to students on particular aspects of change.
Succinctly addresses change theory in an approachable way.
Focused on theoretical works and empirical studies of many authors, the book offers a historical frame in understanding organizational change (not development). It comes mostly as a review/synthesis and is a very rich source of authors and literature in organizational change.
This is the best book we could find which summarises the different theories of change. It is really well written and should be very accessible for postgraduate students.
The book did not fit the course I was teaching, however, I promoted it at a conference where I conducted a workshop. The workshop content included how attendees could lead their organization to change so that it was more equitable.