The Consequences of Large System Change in Practice: An Empirical Assessment

Harris, Reuben T.; Porras, Jerry I.
August 1978
Academy of Management Proceedings (0065-0668);1978, p298
Conference Proceeding
The impact of a multiple-intervention OD program, involving a number of semi-autonomous units within a large, geographically dispersed organization, was assessed. The research utilized a multiple time-series, quasi-experimental design. The change activities, asserted to be representative of large system change efforts, were relatively weak and resulted in unexpected patterns of change.


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