TITLE

The Impact of Occupational Frame of Reference on the Perception of Critical Issues in Large-Scale Change Efforts

AUTHOR(S)
Covin, Teresa Joyce
PUB. DATE
August 1988
SOURCE
Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings;1988, p139
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
This paper discusses a study designed to investigate perceptions of critical issues among key stakeholders in the large-scale change process. The sample consisted of researchers, external consultants, internal consultants, and managers. Results indicate that these stakeholders have different perceptions concerning the impact of particular issues on the change process.
ACCESSION #
4980283

 

Related Articles

  • The Consequences of Large System Change in Practice: An Empirical Assessment. Harris, Reuben T.; Porras, Jerry I. // Academy of Management Proceedings (0065-0668);1978, p298 

    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...

  • A Model of Task Group Development in Complex Organizations and a Strategy of Implementation. Heinen, J. Stephen; Jacobson, Eugene // Academy of Management Review;Oct76, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p98 

    An intervention strategy for development of an industrial work group is proposed from a four stage model of group development. The group is distinguished from therapy and sensitivity groups in terms of its problem solving task purpose. The model reflects emphasis upon task structure rather than...

  • Management of Change: To Centralize or Not to Centralize. Day, S. M. D. // Textile Institute & Industry;Oct1970, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p271 

    The article focuses on issues related to organizational change and structure, particularly the decision of whether organizations centralize or decentralize in Great Britain. First, the author commented about the significance of change on the American technological success. This was followed by a...

  • A Practical Application of Management and Organization Theory for Academic Administrator. Baltz, Gerald W. // Academy of Management Review;Jul1976, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p129 

    In this article the author examines the communication gap the exists between practitioners and theorists in the management and organizational fields and attempts to bridge this divide. He presents his case in hopes of demonstrating to academic administrators that having a recognition of...

  • STUDYING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH. Pettigrew, Andrew M.; Woodman, Richard W.; Cameron, Kim S. // Academy of Management Journal;Aug2001, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p697 

    This article presents several studies that examine organizational change. The authors note that certain issues should be addressed when examining the studies including an examination of the multiple contexts and levels of analysis in studying organizational change, the inclusion of time,...

  • Changing Toward Participative Management Approaches: A Model and Method. Sashkin, Marshall // Academy of Management Review;Jul1976, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p75 

    A typology of participative approaches and methods is applied to organizations. Mechanisms behind the methods are discussed; a causal model is developed; and sets of contingencies conditioning the operation of the model are described. Issues around change toward participation are defined and...

  • STRUCTURING CHANGE: FAMILIARITY AND FORMAL INTERVENTIONS IN PROBLEM-SOLVING GROUPS. Okhuysen, Gerardo Andres // Academy of Management Journal;Aug2001, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p794 

    This article presents evidence for an incremental change process in decision-making groups whereby change unfolds through self-generated interruptions. Group members initiate self-interruptions by switching their attention to social concerns (in familiar groups) or to discussion instructions (in...

  • LEVELS ISSUES IN THEORY DEVELOPMENT, DATA COLLECTION, AND ANALYSIS. Klein, Katherine J.; Dansereau, Fred; Hall, Rosalie I. // Academy of Management Review;Apr94, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p195 

    Despite past entreaties to organizational theorists and researchers to address levels issues more carefully, levels issues continue to arouse confusion and controversy within the organizational literature. We highlight three alternative assumptions that underlie the specification of levels of...

  • LEVELS ISSUES IN THEORY DEVELOPMENT, DATA COLLECTION, AND ANALYSIS. Klein, Katherine J.; Dansereau, Fred; Hall, Rosalie I. // Academy of Management Review;Apr94, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p195 

    Despite past entreaties to organizational theorists and researchers to address levels issues more carefully, levels issues continue to arouse confusion and controversy within the organizational literature. We highlight three alternative assumptions that underlie the specification of levels of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics