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Publisher: Routlege
ISBN10: 041532677X ISBN13: 9780415326773 DDC: 302.3/5 LCC: HD58.8


"Can we make a difference by changing the organizations we inhabit? Agency and Change remaps the limits and possibilities of change agency in organizations, clearly shifting the focus from increasingly outmoded debates on agency and structure to new practice-based discourses on agency and change." "The book presents a critical and selective interdisciplinary exploration of discourses on agency and change in organizations using two overarching conceptual continua: centred agency-decentred agency and systems-processes."--BOOK JACKET.


Includes bibliographical references (p. [168]-182) and index. 1. Introduction -- 2. Agency and change -- 3. After Lewin, after modernism : rethinking change agency -- 4. Pettigrew and contextualism : organizational change and strategic choice -- 5. The edge of chaos : complexity theory and organizational change -- 6. From Foucault to constructionist discourses : change without agency? -- 7. Things fall apart?


  • LCC: HD58.8
  • Dewey Decimal: 302.3/5

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: x, 185 p.


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