ERIC Number: ED075907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Conceptual Models for Research and Practice in the Administration of Change.
Owens, Robert G.
Contemporary approaches to research and practice in the administration of organizational change tend to emphasize systematic aspects of the process, focusing on the orderly sequencing of such activities as goal-setting, planning, and execution. This emphasis has given rise to efforts to identify and describe overall strategies of organizational change and to explicate the activities that "go with" each of the various strategies as tactics. These strategies and tactics provide useful conceptual models for both the practice of administration and the conduct of research in organizational change. A number of identifiable strategies and tactics of organizational change, drawing upon various orientations to the task, are described, and their implications for both administrative practice and research are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Adoption (Ideas), Change Agents, Change Strategies, Diffusion, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Information Utilization, Intervention, Models, Organization, Organizational Change, Power Structure, Problem Solving, Research and Development Centers, Social Relations, Speeches, Systems Approach
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (58th, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)