Organizational Change

  • Kunle AkingbolaEmail author
  • Sean Edmund Rogers
  • Alina Baluch


This introductory chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the concept of change in organizations. The chapter defines change as a process with emphasis on a systems perspective. It explains that to really know what change is and to develop the competencies for effective change management, one must understand the factors that are the core components of any organizational change: paradox, content, process, and context. The chapter examines the types of change and the drivers of change to explain why change is an imperative, how change evolves and manifests in organizations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunle Akingbola
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sean Edmund Rogers
    • 2
  • Alina Baluch
    • 3
  1. 1.Lakehead UniversityOrilliaCanada
  2. 2.University of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA
  3. 3.University of St AndrewsSt AndrewsUK

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