Developing Strategies for Change provides the reader with a critical understanding of the core debates in strategy and change. After an exploration of the dominant approaches to strategy, the way in which these approaches relate to those of change is examined. The concept of management mindsets - influenced by the dominant culture of the organisation - is introduced to discover how these mindsets influence strategy formulation and responses to change. This book also explores the key themes in radical views of strategy, presenting a challenging view of chaos, turbulence, and the sorts of approaches required of the manager that go beyond rationalist recipes in developing strategy and managing change. Developing Strategies for Change will be suitable reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of strategic and change management. FEATURES and BENEFITS: *Critiques 'rationalist' approaches to strategy and extends the discussion of 'new approaches', giving students a much deeper understanding of strategy as a complex and subjective process.
*Develops student understanding of the relationship between strategy and change, so that students can develop methods of diagnosis to help them manage the inevitable tensions in the real business world. *Analyzes the roles of culture and power in management thinking and action - thus developing student awareness of these issues as important aspects of the discourse of strategy and change. *Critical theory approach encourages the development of active reflection - teaching students that new ways of thinking can lead to improved strategy formation and more innovative approaches to change in practice. *Presents a wider range of issues on strategy, change and critical theory than is found elsewhere, thus providing students with the most comprehensive, up-to-date exploration of the subject. *Vignettes and examples of global companies throughout the book provide an accessible, learning-oriented resource and help students relate the theory to the real business world.