TITLE

UNDERSTANDING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE: A SCHEMATIC PERSPECTIVE

AUTHOR(S)
CHUNG-MING LAU; WOODMAN, RICHARD W.
PUB. DATE
April 1995
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Apr95, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p537
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The construct of change schema is developed and its possible dimensions explained. Using data from two samples and both quantitative and qualitative methods, we found that locus of control and organizational commitment were related to specific dimensions of the construct. Dogmatism was not related in the specific manner hypothesized. Further, the hypothesized role of change schema as a mediator between these individual differences, general attitude toward change, and attitudes toward specific changes was generally supported.
ACCESSION #
9505021290

 

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