Changing Organizational Culture: Cultural Change Work in Progress

Changing Organizational Culture: Cultural Change Work in Progress

by Mats Alvesson
     
 

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How do people react to significant organizational change? Do we see ourselves as helping change to come about, or allowing change to happen around us? How can we adapt more easily to change?

Based around an illuminating extended case-study, this important text uncovers the reality of organizational change. From planning and inception to project management and

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How do people react to significant organizational change? Do we see ourselves as helping change to come about, or allowing change to happen around us? How can we adapt more easily to change?

Based around an illuminating extended case-study, this important text uncovers the reality of organizational change. From planning and inception to project management and engagement, this book explores the views and reactions of various stakeholders undergoing real-life change processes. Drawing on theories of organizational culture, it helps us to understand how organizations can promote change without alienating the people needed to implement it.

Changing Organizational Culture represents an original and timely addition to the literature on organizational change. It is vital reading for all students, researchers and practitioners working in organizational theory and behaviour, change management and HRM.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
‘This is an excellent book which should be read by anyone interested in change, whether they are students, researchers or practitioners. Its focus on culture change in one organization provides a unique and incisive insight into organizational behaviour and change.’ - Professor Bernard Burnes, Chair of Organisational Change, University of Stirling, UK

‘The book offers unique and empirically rich insights into the daily practices of changing organization culture. It helps to develop a micro perspective on cultural change which can be essential in many change processes.’ - Professor Alfons van Marrewijk, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

‘This wonderful book succeeds in applying current academic insights to the notoriously difficult question of how people in organizations can change their culture. It is practical but not dumbed-down and, for that reason, it is an essential resource for thoughtful managers.’ - John Weeks, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, IMD, Switzerland

‘Alvesson & Sveningsson’s book digs into the ambiguities of an actual process of cultural change with depth and rigour. An insightful and engaging resource that escapes oversimplified approaches to a critical issue in organizational life.’ - Giancarlo Lauto, Assistant Professor of Organisation Studies, University of Udine, Italy

‘This second edition highlights how research and thinking about organizational culture has evolved over the past decade. A major value is that for the reader, whether student or seasoned practitioner, the book facilitates reflexivity and active engagement with the authors’ perspectives and ideas.’ - Shirley Pulis Xerxen, Academic at the Edward de Bono Institute for the Design & Development of Thinking, University of Malta

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415437622
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/10/2007
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at Lund University, Sweden.

Stefan Sveningsson is Professor of Business Administration at Lund University, Sweden.

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