Change and change management

Laurie Lewis, Surabhi Sahay

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Change is a complex process that often results in turbulence for individual stakeholders and organizations. This chapter provides an overview of key organizational change dynamics: Stakeholders' and implementers' communication during change; current trends in research regarding change management; and some personal reflections of the authors. Management scholars and practitioners have long tended to assume the necessity of constant change and have highlighted implementers' roles in the process of changing. Current research trends in change scholarship suggest that change is not necessarily positive or always necessary, and increasingly highlight a multi-stakeholder perspective on change processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMovements in Organizational Communication Research
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Issues and Future Directions
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781351396998
ISBN (Print)9781138304444
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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