Managing Organizational Change

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Managing Organisational Change
Centre for Financial and Management Studies,
SOAS, University of London
First published 2006, 2007, 2010, revised 2011
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Centre for Financial & Management Studies, SOAS, University of London.

Managing Organisational Change
Course Introduction and Overview

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Course Introduction and Objectives

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An Overview of the Course

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The Course Authors

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Study Materials

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Teaching and Learning Strategy

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Assessment

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Managing Organisational Change

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Course Introduction and Overview

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Course Introduction and Objectives
The public sector has witnessed substantial change in recent years, and change looks set to continue. Such changes began about two decades ago and were marked by a desire to privatise and ‘roll back’ the public sector.
Although these processes are continuing on a global scale, more recent changes have focused on improving the capabilities of the public sector, often in terms of capacity building, or institutional or sectoral development.
This in turn has led to significant changes for individual public sector organisations. Many of these changes or reform programmes have recast public sector organisations as being smaller and decentralised, often with a short lifespan, and being opened up to ‘market forces’. Of course, many large-scale bureaucracies remain; but even here change is occurring.
At the same time, new managerial processes associated, for example, with human resource management or management information systems have been introduced. Whether public sector managers approve or not of the
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