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Exploring Strategic Change

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    Prof Julia Balogun(Author) Prof Veronica Hope Hailey(Author) Gerry Johnson(Author) Kevan Scholes(Author)&1more

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The second edition of Exploring Strategic focuses on the implementation of organisational change and the management of organisational transitions. It seeks to move beyond the formulation of strategy by taking the planning stage through to implementation. The first half of the book introduces a framework, the change kaleidoscope, which can be used to develop the most appropriate implementation approach for a particular organisational context. The second half of the text focuses on managing the transition.


Representing a departure from the notion that change management can be a formulaic and linear process, Exploring Strategic Change approaches the topic with originality by focusing on the fundamental importance of context-specific analysis. The text takes the reader through the change process from the examination of context and the diagnosis of needs through the stages of transition and transference to a tangible reality.


Practical examples and illustrations apply the concepts to actual organisational change issues. The reader is encouraged to develop their "change judgement": the ability to understand what is critical about a certain change context and, therefore, what is and is not possible as part of an implementation approach.

Ideally suited for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students on HRM and Strategy-based modules covering the management of change. Published in the Exploring Corporate Strategy series, the book can be used either as a stand-alone text or as a complement to other titles in the series.



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  • By MM UK on 1 June 2013

    I came across extract of this book part of my MBA studies, so I went through a chapter or two and then bought the third edition of this book. Unlike most of the books that usually provide prescription for change and tell you what to do, this book teach you how to think. It is the source of very valuable frameworks and helps you to lead and analyse almost any change context and develop your own method when you need to lead or manage the change.

  • By Keith on 20 March 2000

    An excellent book. Easy to read and covering the subject well. It complements Kevan & Scholes' Exploring Corporate strategy extremely well. A must for anyone interested in Managing Change. Both 'hard' and 'soft' aspects are well covered.

  • By SallyB on 11 August 2013

    I bought this book because it is referenced frequently on my MBA. It's a well-written and readily accessible book about change. It brings together a number of models into a form that is practical and has been very very useful for structuring my own ideas about change. The Kaleidoscope model is particularly useful in bringing together the strategic context, the change context and the levers that one might use. It also encourages high levels of reflection by the change agents to ensure that the change program is fitted to the context.

  • By K. Bailey on 13 November 2012

    This is one of the clearest books on change management I have ever read (and as an Organisation Development Specialist I have read hundreds).The text is clear, logical and steps you through the journey of change in organisations. It brings together many of the key theories into one flow and shows you how to use them practically to get a really good grip on what you want to change and how you want to do it. There are plenty of case studies that illustrate the points.The authors are seasoned change experts and the fact they have managed to condense that into a book of around 300 pages is commendable.

  • By Mr. H. Shakiry on 8 February 2013

    As a consultant of organisation development and strategy execution I have found the methodology presented clearly and logically in this book to be very reliable and effective with many organisations. The case studies have helped me to reflect on client problems I'm faced with to chart a map for the solutions. I strongly recommend reading and using the practical tools and concepts in this book to any organisational change agent.

  • By Yara on 1 November 2014

    A must read for students and agents of organisational change ...

  • By Mr. S. D. Neale on 27 July 2007

    There is a ton of literature on 'change' but very little is truly contextual and practical without being too formulaic. This book finally offers up practical and realistic methodoligies for practioners and probably more importantly thier customers.

  • By Manish on 6 November 2014


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