ERIC Number: ED034923
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Publication Date: 1969
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Planned Organizational Change; A Study in Change Dynamics.
Jones, Garth N.
This study attempts to develop a broad model or concept, based largely on empirical evidence, which applies social science knowledge and methodology to the planning of change in corporations, armies, schools, hospitals, government, community groups, and other formal and informal organizations. Chapters 2,3, and 4 define and discuss the roles of change agents, change catalysts, and "pacemakers" (maintainers of change) in stimulating and guiding organizational change. Other chapters examine theories and empirical findings on organizations as client systems, strategies and tactics of change, and the problem of determining and analyzing goals. Finally, the state of the art of planning organizational change is assessed, and several problems unmet in this study are indicated. The document includes bibliographies and indexes, 34 tables and figures, 17 graphs, proposed subject and geographic classification schemes, and instructions for case analysis. (ly)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Change Agents, Classification, Environmental Influences, Evaluation Criteria, Innovation, Interaction, Objectives, Organizational Change, Organizations (Groups), Planning, Research, Research Methodology, Statistical Data, Theories
Routledge and Kegan Paul, Ltd., Broadway House, 68-74 Carter Lane, London E.C.4, England (L2)
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