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The examination of change management using qualitative methods: A case industry approach

Smith, Aaron C. T, Evans, Daniel M and Westerbeek, Hans (2005) The examination of change management using qualitative methods: A case industry approach. The Qualitative Report, 10 (1). pp. 96-121. ISSN 1052-0147

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Despite the number of theories explaining the nature and antecedents of change, there is no consensus on a universally applicable model. Competing theories have been tested using deductive methods focusing on hypothesis testing. This study has utilized qualitative methods for collecting data within the sport industry to provide an initial understanding of change within that case industry Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 29 sport managers across Australian National and State Sporting Organizations and clubs participating in national league competitions. Interviews were transcribed and coded in a grounded interpretation culminating in a typology of change types. Results highlighted that Australian sport managers were inclined to be flexible in both their view of the origins of change, and its effective management.

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Online ISSN: 2160-3715

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22473. change management, sport organisations, sport industry, Australian sport managers, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 04:24
Last Modified: 01 May 2017 04:32
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