Handbook of Organization Development

Handbook of Organization Development

Book - 2008
Rate this:
"Cummings has assembled an organization development dream team to provide an overview of the field, fully mature as a discipline and practice, and ever evolving beyond its origins in psychology...Complete with a name and subject index, this volume is significant in relevance and gravitas, unveiling the hard-fought wisdom of the theorists and practitioners who shaped, and are shaped, by the dynamic work of managing change in organizations. A veritable one-stop resource on the topic of organization development-its history, process, practices, and pitfalls."-G.E. Leaf, CHOICEThe 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.Key Features: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.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.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.International contributors are included, reflecting similarities and differences from around the world.Meet the author! http://mymarshall.usc.edu/portal/subapps/digitalmeasures/facultyBio.jsp?surveyId=48748
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, c2008
ISBN: 9780761928126
076192812X
Characteristics: 720 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Cummings, Thomas G

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MARINet

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top