Managing Organisational Change

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International Journal of Public Sector Management
Emerald Article: Managing organisational change in the public sector Lessons from the privatisation of the Property Service Agency Ron Coram, Bernard Burnes

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To cite this document: Ron Coram, Bernard Burnes, (2001),"Managing organisational change in the public sector - Lessons from the privatisation of the Property Service Agency", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 14 Iss: 2 pp. 94 - 110 Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513550110387381 Downloaded on: 17-01-2013 References: This document contains references to 56 other documents Citations: This document has been cited by 14 other documents To copy this document: permissions@emeraldinsight.com This document has been downloaded 4884 times since 2005. *

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Lessons from the privatisation of the Property Service Agency Manchester School of Management, UMIST, Manchester, UK
Keywords Organizational change, Public sector management, Privatization, Government agencies, Public authority assets Abstract Whilst organisational change appears to be happening with increasing frequency and magnitude in both the public and private sectors, most of the major studies of change focus on the private sector and tend to derive their approaches to change from that sector. From a review of the literature, it is argued that there is no ``one best way'' to manage organisational change but that public sector organisations need to adopt an approach to change which matches their needs and situation. The article examines the privatisation of the Property Services Agency (PSA) in order to draw lessons as to how the public sector can and should manage change. It is shown that the privatisation was characterised by a lack of clarity, an over-emphasis on changes to structures and procedures, and staff resistance. However, underpinning this was an...
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