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Organization and Change Perspectives


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Mark Stringer
  • Assessment: a 3000-word essay (100%)

Module description

The module provides multiple perspectives for thinking critically about organizations and organizational change.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • critically compare and contrast the usefulness of different perspectives and theories of organizational change
  • appreciate the strengths and limitations of rational, planned and strategic perspectives on change
  • explore concepts of power, resistance and the politics of change
  • identify and evaluate the importance of ‘practice’ in understanding how change is managed
  • understand the roles of ‘agency’, and especially change leaders and change agents, in processes of organizational change
  • use academic research effectively in evaluating different perspectives on organizational change.