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Handbook of organization development

Contributor(s): Cummings, Thomas G [Editor].
Publisher: Los Angeles Sage Publications 2008Description: 720 p.ISBN: 9780761928126.Subject(s): Organizational change | Organization | Industrial organization | Organizational effectivenessDDC classification: 658.406 Summary: The Handbook of Organization Development reflects the field of organizational development's rapid growth and success since its inception 50 years ago into a far more diffuse and complex study than it was just a few decades ago. It shows how organizational development has expanded from the need to help organizations cope with internal social problems, to a broader attempt to address more strategic issues of firm structure and competitive advantage in a global environment. 1. Reflects the field of OD's rapid growth and success since it's inception 50 years ago into a far more diffuse and complex study than it was just a few decades ago. 2. Shows how OD has expanded from the need to help organizations cope with internal social problems, to a broader attempt to address more strategic issues of firm structure and competitive advantage in a global environment. 3. Provides a synthesis of new methods and perspectives from diverse areas far removed from OD's psychological origins, including management, economics, sociology, personnel, information systems, and international relations. 4. International contributors are included, reflecting similarities and differences from around the world. Source: http://search.barnesandnoble.com
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes

The Handbook of Organization Development reflects the field of organizational development's rapid growth and success since its inception 50 years ago into a far more diffuse and complex study than it was just a few decades ago. It shows how organizational development has expanded from the need to help organizations cope with internal social problems, to a broader attempt to address more strategic issues of firm structure and competitive advantage in a global environment. 1. Reflects the field of OD's rapid growth and success since it's inception 50 years ago into a far more diffuse and complex study than it was just a few decades ago. 2. Shows how OD has expanded from the need to help organizations cope with internal social problems, to a broader attempt to address more strategic issues of firm structure and competitive advantage in a global environment. 3. Provides a synthesis of new methods and perspectives from diverse areas far removed from OD's psychological origins, including management, economics, sociology, personnel, information systems, and international relations. 4. International contributors are included, reflecting similarities and differences from around the world. Source: http://search.barnesandnoble.com

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