The Sociology of Organizational Change

The Sociology of Organizational Change

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Author: E. A. Johns
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187129

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The Sociology of Organizational Change discusses organizational change and its implementation, focusing on economic growth, specification and attainment of profitability targets, and entrepreneurial behavior. This book describes the three alternative methods of introducing change—introduction without warning, introduction preceded by information, and introduction with employee participation. The topics covered include the need for constant change; change, equilibrium and homeostasis; sources of resistance to change; and hierarchical variations in attitudes to change. The organizational and psychological factors; techniques for implementing change; and managerial succession and the organizational climate are likewise deliberated in this text. This publication is useful to students studying for the Diploma in Management Studies, professional examinations of the Institute of Personnel Management, and university courses in sociology.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1 The Need for Constant Change

    2 Change, Equilibrium and Homeostasis

    3 Sources of Resistance to Change

    4 Hierarchical Variations in Attitudes to Change

    5 Organizational and Psychological Factors

    6 Techniques for Implementing Change

    7 T-Groups and Sensitivity Training in Organizational Change

    8 Managerial Succession and the Organizational Climate

    9 Conclusions




Product details

  • No. of pages: 186
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187129

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E. A. Johns

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Slough College of Higher Education, UK

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