Journal of Change Management (J Change Manag)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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Given the additional pressures of new technology, global competition and changing markets, companies are increasingly encountering the need for strategic level transformation. This transformation encompasses all parts of a business, its structure, processes, resources, technology and its culture. Success goes to those who can visualize how markets are changing, identify new configurations of service or delivery and "change the rules of the game". The Journal of Change Management provides an international, peer-reviewed forum to explore all the strategic and tactical factors affecting and effecting change in organizations today: Original, applied articles by leading international practitioners, expert consultants and respected academics; Hands-on case studies from blue-chip companies worldwide; Book reviews summarising content and assessing relevance; Each article is subjected to peer review to ensure the journal is authoritative, accessible and relevant.

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Website Journal of Change Management website
Other titles Journal of change management (Online)
ISSN 1469-7017
OCLC 49912005
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of Change Management 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/14697017.2015.1103774
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    ABSTRACT: Change initiatives entail a high risk of failure if leaders cannot convey the underlying sense to employees. However, the effectiveness of leader sensegiving depends on external as well as internal factors. Moderators of the leader sensegiving process represent a critical but underexplored factor of sensegiving during organizational change. We derive a theoretical model of contextual factors by reviewing existing sensegiving literature. Drawing on information-processing theory, we highlight the influence of crucial moderators at the organizational and individual levels during two phases of the sensegiving process: in the first phase, moderators affect how leaders set up sensegiving; in the second phase, moderators affect how employees engage in sensemaking. The moderators in the first phase are (a) schema consistency at the organizational level and (b) legitimate power at the individual level. During the second phase, the moderating effect of (c) schema consistency at the organizational level and (d) employee emotions at the individual level is explored. We contribute to literature by demonstrating how moderators affect sensegiving during organizational change at two phases of the process and providing a multi-level perspective by distinguishing between moderators at the organizational and individual levels.
    Journal of Change Management 10/2015; 15(4):308-331. DOI:10.1080/14697017.2015.1091372
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    ABSTRACT: The technological development in health communication systems changes premises for information flow and task planning to provide the patients the best possible treatment. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of hairy goals in the implementation of an advanced information and communication technology (ICT) task planning system in a hospital setting. The study is based on a qualitative, single instrumental case study. Forty-six in-depth interviews with employees from four different hospitals were carried out. Hairy goals had a unifying effect on employees from different professions and subcultures within the hospitals in the implementation of the new ICT-supported advanced task planning system. An agile project style in the first phase of the implementation caused some frustration, but was solved by self-organization and locally set learning goals. Our findings revealed a gap between the hairy goals set by the top management and the time it took for the self-organizing change principles of agile management to set in. This study indicates that goal-setting procedures should match the phases of the change process.
    Journal of Change Management 09/2015; 15(4):1-34. DOI:10.1080/14697017.2015.1067243
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    ABSTRACT: ‘Strategic change’ is widely discussed in the scientific literature, whereas ‘change strategy’ (CS) remains conceptually vague and ambiguous in meaning. The purpose of this article is to introduce a novel re-thinking and expansion of CS as a concept in relation to other essential change-related issues. CS as we see it is a unique combination of means to accomplish a desired change in a certain context. Dilemma theory is a useful analytical starting point in creating a CS, with its basic principles of reconciliation and decision-making based on the dimensional view of change. These principles make a substantial contribution to the overall management of change in terms of outlining the theoretical foundation of the CS. Developing well-being at work (WW) is used as an example of a demanding strategic change in the practical application of CS. A process model for creating CS is also presented and tested in the WW context.
    Journal of Change Management 07/2015; 15(4):1-21. DOI:10.1080/14697017.2015.1058845
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    ABSTRACT: Professional autonomy and managerial control do not go well together. This article is a longitudinal analysis of a restructuring process at a Norwegian hospital. The aim is to shed light on the process factors underlying the conflict between professionals and managers in the context of organizational change. Previous literature on institutional change describes the conflict between managers and professionals as a battlefield with potential collaboration at the micro level. Based on the findings, it is argued that a more adept picture is to understand it in the light of a professional system. When challenged by new structures, the professionals in this case sought to recuperate its boundaries. The imposed change ignited a turf war between the different communities. While control may oppose professional autonomy, coordination may oppose professionals' needs to be unique and incomparable. The findings are relevant for future change programmes where managers need to collaborate with professionals.
    Journal of Change Management 05/2015; 15(3):1-22. DOI:10.1080/14697017.2015.1028573
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    ABSTRACT: This article examines the controllable nature of organizational change. Its purpose is to provide a new reading of the process of change via the instrumentation of control that an organization can put in place. How do control systems intervene in the process of organizational transformation? How can they be used to shake up long-standing practices and justify the changes required? These research questions are answered by combining the results from the control system and organizational fields of research. This allows the authors to analyse the link between control systems and the different aspects of change: radicality, intentionality and temporality. The conceptual framework is then tested via a case study of a family business succession. This article makes several major contributions. First, it shows that there is a dynamic interaction between control and change: its radicality (evolutionary-revolutionary), its intentionality (built-prescribed) and its temporality (unfreezing, moving and refreezing). Furthermore, it demonstrates that control systems are able to structure a family business succession by inducing suitable behaviours. In addition, it provides an understanding of how individual and organizational learning, which are necessary in situations of change, can be initiated and tallied with control systems.
    Journal of Change Management 03/2015; 15(1):19-42. DOI:10.1080/14697017.2014.922603
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we show how process thinking enables analysis of change in a world of forces and flows, bringing out the contingent nature of change, the importance of activating inherent forces, the power of heterogeneity of factors, and the temporality of change. We apply an extended sensemaking framework to a concrete case of change in a Multinational Corporation, in which we demonstrate and explain how two separate processes under the same change programme involving the same actors and under the same management achieved significantly different degrees of momentum. Our contribution to the sensemaking literature lies in relating social interacts with commitment and the narratives that underlie the change processes. At a more general level, the analysis shows that what drives organizational change may be the dynamics inherent in the process rather than its initial rationale or its context.
    Journal of Change Management 03/2015; 15(2):1-25. DOI:10.1080/14697017.2015.1018304
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    ABSTRACT: Business schools, which are at the forefront of teaching organizational change management, need to change themselves substantially. The prime intent of this reflection is to contribute to the improvement of business schools so that society as a whole is better able to deal with the complexities of today's world. The central argument consists of three main parts: (1) the intellectual content of business schools, (2) the mindset that business schools inculcate in their students and faculty, and the kinds of psychology that are taught in them, and finally, (3) the philosophical underpinnings of business schools. In brief, we are concerned with the intellectual, emotional, and philosophical foundations of business schools. We view them not only as highly interactive, but also as fundamentally inseparable.
    Journal of Change Management 03/2015; 15(2):1-7. DOI:10.1080/14697017.2015.1014643
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    ABSTRACT: This study is an attempt to conceptualize and develop a supplier resilience scale in the context of supplier-buyer relations. There has been a surge in scholarly attention to understand and conceptualize organizational resilience at the theoretical level. Yet, there are also only a few empirical studies investigating organizational resilience in relation to organizational performance. Despite the growing acknowledgement that organizations operate within networks of suppliers, organizational resilience has not been studied at the supplier level and in supplier-buyer relations. Driven by the need to fill this gap, this study aims at adapting the construct of resilience for the context of supplier-buyer relations management and to develop a supplier resilience measurement scale. Supplier resilience is operationalized through an index and its dimensions are measured by data obtained from a sample of 183 supplier firms. The findings of this study conclude that the scale is an adequate and empirically validated measure of supplier resilience across manufacturing and services industries. Further empirical and theoretical implications for supplier resilience measure are discussed.
    Journal of Change Management 11/2014; 15(1):1-19. DOI:10.1080/14697017.2014.889737