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Agency and change: rethinking change agency in organizations

Author: Caldwell, Raymond Series: Understanding organizational change Publisher: Routledge 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 185 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 041532677XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Agency and change Series editor 5 preface Preface Acknowledgements 1 Introduction vii ix xi Four discourses Plan of the book A note for readers 2 Agency and change o Introduction * Centred and decentred agency Systems and processes * Conclusion 3 After Lewin, after modernism: rethinking change agency * Introduction Rationality and change: from Lewin to Argyris Diffusing expertise: Schein on process consultation In search of autonomy Reflexivity: redefining knowledge and practice Conclusion: after Lewin, after modernism @ 4 Pettigrew and contextualism: organizational change and strategic choice Introduction Process and processual analysis * In search of contexts @ s Strategic change and strategic choice: leading change Theory, practice and engaged scholarship Discussion: the legacy of contextualism Conclusion: contextualizing contextualism 5 The edge of chaos: complexity theory and organizational change * Introduction * Complexity theories: four core concepts r Beyond order: from systems to processes of change Evolution and adaptiveness Systems and agent-based interaction Decentred agency Discussion Conclusion @ 6 From Foucault to constructionist discourses: change without agency? Introduction Discourse and the subject r Powerlknowledge and resistance 0 Embodiment and identity a Self-reflexivity and ethics + Discussion: agency and change + Conclusion 7 Things fall apart? * Future research * Things fall apart? * Postscript References Index

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