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Following on the success of the first edition, Beyond the Boundaries 2e discusses how to manage organisational change successfully. In so doing it provides a practical guide to change and a framework for action to enable the modern organisation to survive and prosper. The Australian authors are prominent in their field and have gained national and international recognition within the field of strategic management. For organisations in the Internet-timed 21st century, change has become the steady state. The challenge is for constant re-invention. E-commerce, global business, changed generational values, empowerment, faster sense-&-respond expectations, unpredictable career paths, the removal of organisational hierarchies - these are just some of the elements that define this constant state of change. For business leaders the key issue is not just how to cope, but how to move beyond the traditional boundaries and embrace organisational change as a driving and energising force. Beyond the Boundaries challenges existing assumptions and core beliefs on change and the modern organisation. This second edition (it was first published in 1994) maintains the same models of change that were successfully analysed in the first edition and incorporates new case studies and an updated business context. There has been a substantial amount of reworking which the authors have gleaned from their consulting experiences in national and international organisations, and this has resulted in a defining reference on change management for Australasia and other advanced economies. After more than a decade of rigorous and systematic research, Doug Stace and Dexter Dunphy discuss how business leaders can chart and lead this change in order to compete successfully. Speed, flexibility and dexterity are the new elements of success in the knowledge revolution - a revolution that is as much social as it is economic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780074708415
ISBN-10: 0074708414
Format: Paperback
(88mm x 59mm x 7mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Doug Stace

Doug Stace is one of Australia's leading strategists, management authors and facilitators of strategic change. He is both Visiting Professor at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney and Visiting Senior Fellow at City University Business School, London, having previously spent ten years as Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales. His strategy and change consultancy business spans global, national and regional corporations, public sector enterprises and professional bodies-working with change leaders, managers, executive teams and boards. He has published extensively in the area of strategic change and organisational transformation, with his current research focusing on the effective introduction of e-Change to corporations and on the leadership of global growth strategies and international competitiveness. He has also had extensive experience as a senior executive-giving his consultancies and teaching a refreshing blend of practical experience linked with leading edge research. Doug holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Letters and Master of Educational Administration from the University of New England, and a PhD from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the international Strategic Management Society. Dexter Dunphy is Distinguished Professor, University of Technology, Sydney-a position he took up in January 2000 after 17 years as Professor of Management at the Australian Graduate School of Management. Dexter has been a leading change theorist, researcher and consultant for 30 years. His research is published in about 60 articles and 16 books; he has consulted to over 150 private sector organisations in Australia and overseas advising on major organisational transformations, the design of human resource strategies and systems, troubleshooting and conflict resolution. He has also worked extensively with senior executives, managers and other professionals in enhancing their skills through executive workshops, mentoring and counselling. Dexter was Foundation Director of The Centre for Corporate Change at the AGSM from 1990-1997. Dexter has held visiting professorships at Harvard University (USA), Keio University (Japan), Shanghai First Medical College (PRC), The National University of Singapore and the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (Finland). He has been a recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, the University of NSW Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, the Australian Human Resources Institute's Mike Pontifex Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Human Resources Profession, and the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management's Distinguished Member Award for contributions to management research, scholarship, education and leadership. Dexter holds the degrees of BA (Hons) MEd (Hons) and DipEd from Sydney University and PhD in Sociology from Harvard University.

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