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Exploring the impacts of organisational change : a structured prediction approach

Watters, Robyn (2011) Exploring the impacts of organisational change : a structured prediction approach. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

This was a qualitative, single case study that investigated the operational and relational dynamics of a multifaceted change process within a large Australian company. The Company had an extremely complex organisation and supply-chain structure and often its entities were severely impacted by change in a number of different ways, at various levels within the organisation. This set in play a cause and effect scenario of dysfunctional events resulting in supply-chain procedural anomalies and operational inefficiencies. The literature revealed other industry types were also susceptible to change and had suffered operational inefficiencies as a result. This study adopted a multi-theoretical approach to explore the complexity of organisation change with a number of paradigms used to guide the data collection and analysis processes. Moreover, the study combined qualitative case study and systems analysis and design (SA&D) methods in the research design, which added to the quality and reliability of the research findings. The data analysis methods used included triangulation and conceptual modelling.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: organisational change, industrial change, multifaceted change process, change management, supply chains, company, Australia, Australian
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 04:07
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:55
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/18967
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