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dc.contributor.authorMcGuire, David
dc.contributor.authorHutchings, Kate
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:48:39Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:48:39Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2011-02-15T12:57:08Z
dc.identifier.issn09534814
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/09534810610648906
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36287
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to undertake a Machiavellian analysis of the determinants of organisational change. It aims to present a model of how power, leaders and teams, rewards and discipline, and roles, norms and values, serve as drivers, enablers or inhibitors of organisational change. Design/methodology/approach - The paper adopts the sixteenth century Machiavellian text The Prince as a lens through which to examine organisational change. Findings - The paper concludes that Machiavellian thinking provides a valuable guide to the challenges and obstacles in negotiating organisational change and identifies the individual as occupying the central role in determining whether the change intervention will be accepted or rejected. Originality/value - The longevity of Machiavellian thinking underlines the constancy of human behaviour and the relevance of age-old thinking in understanding and negotiating change in a complex fast-paced business environment.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom192
dc.relation.ispartofpageto209
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Organizational Change Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.titleA Machiavellian analysis of organisational change
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHutchings, Kate


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