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Organization development; accelerating learning and transformation, 2d ed.


Organization development; accelerating learning and transformation, 2d ed.

Ed. by S. Ramnarayan and T.V. Rao.

Sage Publications


463 pages




International contributors from academia and business outline current theory and practice in organization development, with a special focus on India and other emerging markets. Part 1 covers concepts, issues, and theoretical foundations of organization development, in areas such as planned change, person-focused and role-focused interventions, the quality movement, and leadership roles. Part 2 covers learning resources and cases. The learning resources are short write-ups rather than traditional chapters, more like checklists to guide practice. They offer tips on areas such as capability building, creating ownership, and measuring readiness for change. Following the learning resources are cases of private companies, public organizations, and NGOs, shedding light on diagnosing organizational issues, training workshops, and collaborating for change. Part 3 of the book presents interviews with five organization development practitioners. This second edition reflects current developments in the field. Ramnarayan teaches business at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India. Rao teaches at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

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