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Embracing Organisational Development and Change

An Interdisciplinary Approach Based on Social Constructionism, Systems Thinking, and Complexity Science

Authors: van Nistelrooij, Antonie

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  • Presents a useful guide to organisational development and change for business students without a human sciences background
  • Demonstrates patterns of relationships and connections between organisational phenomena rather than focusing solely on components
  • Offers contemporary insights from social constructionism, systems thinking, and complexity science to develop a learning infrastructure
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About this Textbook

This book focuses on human behavioural processes and describes them from an interdisciplinary perspective. It introduces readers to the main theories and approaches in the field of organisational development and change (ODC), and discusses their relevance and purpose with a clear focus on improving how readers perceive and handle change. The book is tailor-made for business students without any background in the humanities, helping them to conceptualise organisational development and change, and to practically organise interventions to increase organisational effectiveness. The book’s goal is to help future managers and consultants recognise and handle the ‘full situation’, which includes purposes, people and relationships. Furthermore, it elaborates on those theories and instruments that can deliver real benefits to real people working in real fuzzy and complex circumstances, and includes several practical cases focusing on the role of the interventionist.



About the authors

Dr Antonie van Nistelrooij is Assistant Professor of Organization Development and Change, at the Department of Organization Studies, VU University Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Besides his work for the university, he is a Senior Management Consultant in facilitating dialogical change processes, and teaches management and organizational change at several Dutch MBA programs.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 85,59 €
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  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embracing Organisational Development and Change
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach Based on Social Constructionism, Systems Thinking, and Complexity Science
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51256-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51256-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51255-2
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 328
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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