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Organization Change
Theory and Practice

Third Edition


August 2012 | 384 pages | SAGE South Asia

 

This best-selling text shows how effective organization change is grounded in sound knowledge about human behavior in the workplace. Author W. Warner Burke reviews various models and cases to demonstrate how to diagnose change issues in organizations. The book integrates theory and research with application for insight into all aspects of organization change.

Key Features

- Discusses a range of theories to help understand organizations and change: Readers learn about open-system theory, Capra’s ideas about the life sciences, chaos theory, and Gladwell’s The Tipping Point.
- Examines both evolutionary and revolutionary organization change, as well as the nature of change: The text discusses different types of change and also shows that organization change is initiated by changing behavior.
- Illustrates the usefulness of models: Models, including the Burke–Litwin model, help simplify and focus the organizational change effort.

New to the Third Edition

- Includes a new Chapter 11, “Organizational Culture Change”: This chapter focuses on changing an organization’s culture—“the way we do things”—the most difficult aspect of organization change.
- New sections on positive organization change and loosely coupled systems have been added to Chapter 14, “Organization Change: Integration and Future Needs,” providing direction on future organizational change efforts.
- Offers a new case on revolutionary change: The Dime Bancorp, Inc., case in Chapter 5 provides an example of change in an organization’s deep structure.
- An Instructor Teaching Site, provided at www.sagepub.com/burke3einstr, includes a test bank; PowerPoint slides; sample syllabi; access to SAGE journal articles; and links to web-based audio and video resources.
 
Preface
 
Sources for Understanding Organization Change
 
Rethinking Organization Change
 
A Brief History of Organization Change
 
Theoretical Foundations of Organizations and Organization Change
 
The Nature of Organization Change
 
Levels of Organization Change: Individual, Group, and Larger System
 
Organization Change: Research and Theory
 
Conceptual Models for Understanding Organization Change
 
Integrated Models for Understanding Organizations and for Leading and Managing Change
 
The Burke-Litwin Causal Model of Organization Performance and Change
 
Organizational Culture Change
 
Transformational Leadership
 
Leading Organization Change
 
Organization Change: Integration and Future Needs
 
Appendix: Annotated Bibliography
 
References
 
Index

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W. Warner Burke

   Originally educated as a social-organizational psychologist (Ph.D., University of TexaAustin), Dr. Burke is currently engaged in teaching, research, and consulting.   He teaches leadership, organizational dynamics and theory, and organization change and consultation.   His research focuses on multirater feedback, leadership, learning agility, and organization change.     Dr. Burke's consulting experience has been with a variety of organizations in business-industry, education, government, religious, medical systems, and professional services firms, including British Airways, SmithKline... More About Author

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