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Change and Organizations

Why should organizations embrace change?

Interview Themes: Change organizations; flexibility; unpredictability of change; leading change; change and perseverance; adaptable organizations; developing capability for change; change efforts; managing change; creating adaptable organizations; awareness of organizational environment; steady profits and adaptable organizations.


Interview: Professor Warner Burke from Columbia University discusses issues related to change and its impact on organizations. How does being more open to change assist organizations and how does it help promote a more flexible and lithe organization.


Interview: Professor Edward Lawler from the Marshall School at USC explores the notion of the adaptable organization and looks at how organizations can embrace change.


Lawler III, Edward E. and Mohrman, Susan.  (2012) Generating Knowledge That Drives Change. Academy of Management Perspectives, Feb2012, Vol. 26 Issue 1

Van de Ven, Andrew H. and Sun, Kangyong. (2011) Breakdowns in Implementing Models of Organization Change. Academy of Management Perspectives, Aug2011, Vol. 25 Issue 3

Luo, Yadong and Rui, Huaichuan. (2009) An Ambidexterity Perspective Toward Multinational Enterprises From Emerging Economies. Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4

Goodman, Paul S. and Rousseau, Denise M. (2004) Organizational change that produces results: The Linkage Approach. Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov2004, Vol. 18 Issue 3

Shimizu, Katsuhiko and Hitt, Michael A.. (2004) Strategic flexibility: Organizational preparedness to reverse ineffective strategic decisions. Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov2004, Vol. 18 Issue 4

Coget, Jean-Francois. (2010) Performance Orientation or Learning Orientation: Which Helps Salespeople Better to Adapt to Organizational Change? Academy of Management Perspectives, Aug2010, Vol. 24 Issue 3

DiBella, Anthony J. (2007) Implementing Organizational Change: Theory and Practice/Strategic Organizational Change: Building Change Capabilities in Your Organization. Academy of Management Perspectives, May2007, Vol. 21 Issue 2 

Reger, Rhonda K.; Mullane, John V.; Gustafson, Loren T. and DeMarie, Samuel M. (1994) Creating earthquakes to change organizational mindsets. Academy of Management Executive, Nov94, Vol. 8 Issue 4

Alban, Billie. (1987) Organizational Transitions: Managing Complex Change. Academy of Management Perspectives, May87, Vol. 1 Issue 2

Other AMP journal articles by Professor Ed Lawler and Warner Burke:
Lawler III, Edward E. (1988) Choosing an Involvement Strategy. Academy of Management Perspectives, Aug98, Vol. 2 Issue 3

Lawler III, Edward E. and Mohrman, Susan. (1987) Unions and the New Management. Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov87, Vol. 1 Issue 4

Lawler III, Edward E. (1994) Total Quality Management and employee involvement: Are they compatible? Academy of Management Perspectives, Feb94, Vol. 8 Issue 1

Burke, Warner W. (1988) The Management Game. Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov88, Vol. 2 Issue 4

Burke, Warner W. (1988) The Classic Touch: Lessons in Leadership from Homer to Hemingway. Academy of Management Perspectives, May88, Vol. 2 Issue 2

Burke, Warner W. (1987) A Conversation with John Carter. Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov87, Vol. 1 Issue 4

Burke, Warner W. (1987) How Washington Works: The Executive's Guide to Government. Academy of Management Perspectives, Nov87, Vol. 1 Issue 4

Burke, Warner W. (1987) Tales of a New America. Academy of Management Perspectives, Aug87, Vol. 1 Issue 3

Burke, Warner W. (1987) Ready, Fire, Aim: Avoiding Management by Impulse. Academy of Management Perspectives, Feb87, Vol. 1 Issue 1


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