Models of change agency: a fourfold classification
Caldwell, Raymond (2003) Models of change agency: a fourfold classification. British Journal of Management 14 (2), pp. 131-142. ISSN 1045-3172.
Change agents often play significant roles in initiating, managing or implementing change in organizations. Yet these roles are invariably exaggerated or misrepresented by one-dimensional models that ignore the full complexity and scope of change agent roles. Following a review and theoretical clarification of some of the literature and empirical research on change agency, a new fourfold classification of change agents is proposed, covering leadership, management, consultancy, and team models. The four models reaffirm the significance of the multifaceted and complex roles change agents perform in organizational change, while underlining the importance of conceiving change interventions within organizations as processes that need to be coordinated and effectively managed.
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Raymond Caldwell|
|Date Deposited:||26 Jul 2010 09:52|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:17|
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