Management of Permanent Change

  • Horst Albach
  • Heribert Meffert
  • Andreas Pinkwart
  • Ralf Reichwald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. New Challenges for Change Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Horst Albach, Heribert Meffert, Andreas Pinkwart, Ralf Reichwald
      Pages 3-21
  3. The Role of Cooperation, Co-Determination and Networks in Organizing Change

  4. Re-thinking Change in the Context of Open Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Nagwan Abu El-Ella, John Bessant, Andreas Pinkwart
      Pages 105-120
  5. Influences of Markets and Regulation on Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Liv Jaeckel
      Pages 161-173
  6. From Theory to Practice: New Approaches in Consultancy for Organizational Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Radha R. Sharma, Shoma Mukherji
      Pages 195-216
    3. Christoph Burmann, Rico Piehler, Antje Löwa
      Pages 217-240

About this book


In the current times of more frequent crises and ever shortening innovation cycles, the management of change has become a crucial task of survival. While it is not a new topic in business research, the developments of the last decade have posed many new challenges for the change management of firms and organizations, and have thus also raised many new questions for academic research in business administration, which the present book turns to deepen.

Its particular focus is on disruptive change including its driving forces as well as effective and sustainable management. This publication constitutes a collection of articles that discuss change and innovation processes across different sectors of the economy (industry, banking, and retail), the role of leadership and corporate governance for the effectiveness and sustainability of organizational change.


The editors

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Horst Albach, Professor Emeritus, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Heribert Meffert, Professor Emeritus, University of Münster.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Dean of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.

Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Ralf Reichwald, Professor Emeritus of Excellence, Technische Universität München.

The editors are the founders and academic directors of the Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASiM), an interdisciplinary research center of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management devoted to key research topics of business administration for the 21st century.


Adaptive Leadership Change Management Change of Industries Interactive Communication Organizational Change

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Albach
    • 1
  • Heribert Meffert
    • 2
  • Andreas Pinkwart
    • 3
  • Ralf Reichwald
    • 4
  1. 1.LeipzigGermany
  2. 2.MünsterGermany
  3. 3.HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.& CooperationHandelshochschule Leipzig Center for Leading InnovationLeipzigGermany

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