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ERIC Number: ED351896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Coping with Organizational Change: Are We Adequately Preparing Our Future Managers?
Goldstein, Jeffrey; High, Robert
This study examined connections between the educational process and attitudes toward organizational change among business students. A total of 758 undergraduate and graduate students from both the arts and sciences and business were surveyed with a measure of attitude toward change. The study employed a three-way analysis of variance using the factors of Year (undergraduate vs. graduate), Major (Arts & Sciences vs. Business), and Work Experience (less than 4 years vs. 4 years or more) with the total score on the instrument as the dependent variable. Statistically significant but minor differences were found for all three of these factors. The study concluded that business schools may not be adequately preparing their students for the prevalence of constant change in the business world. Recommendations include (1) that courses on organizational change be adopted, (2) that aspects of organizational change be included in nearly all business courses, (3) that laboratory groups be developed that focus on change, and (4) that change management forums be created where outside speakers are invited to talk about various features of organizational change. Contains 13 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A