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Manager's Responses to Imposed Change

Matthews, Judy H. (2000) Manager's Responses to Imposed Change. In Dunford, Richard (Ed.) Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, The Leap Ahead: Managing for the New Millenium, 3-6 December, 2000, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

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Abstract

Organisations are facing change in small and large ways and the implementation of change provides ongoing challenges to management. Senior managers are often the designers and implementers of change programs and processes, yet we know very little about how they themselves respond to change. This paper examines notions of change and changing and senior managers' responses to change. Findings indicate that managers like other employees respond to change in a range of adaptive and maladaptive ways. These findings are compared to literature and strategies for further research and practice in this area are suggested.

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ID Code: 14774
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the association's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Managers, responses to change, organisational change, adaptive, maladaptive
ISBN: 1864086009
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:45

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