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

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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


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

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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Keywords ResPubID22473. change management, sport organisations, sport industry, Australian sport managers, Australia
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