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Managing Change for Competitive Success

ISBN: 978-0-631-19142-1
340 pages
December 1993, Wiley-Blackwell
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This extremely successful book, already in use on courses in hardback, is now being made available in paperback. Based on a major in-depth study of four UK industry sectors, the book provides an authoritative and searching analysis of how UK companies manage strategic change and how it effects their competitive performance.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures.


1. Competitiveness and Managing Change.

2. A Changing Backcloth: New Rules and Relationships.

3. Understanding the Environment.

4. Leading Change.

5. Linking Strategic and Operational Change.

6. Human Resources as Assets and Liabilities.

7. Coherence.

8. Conclusion.



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Author Information

Andrew Pettigrew is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Director of the Centre for Corporate Strategy and Change, University of Warwick, UK.

Richard Whipp is Professor of Human Resource Management at Cardiff Business School, UK.

Both authors have written widely on the management of strategic change.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • The hardback has attracted a great deal of attention and is already being adopted in the MBA sector
  • Combines core theory with numerous practical case studies to provide a comprehensive and well-researched overview of corporate approaches to change and competition.
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"A far reaching study." Financial Times

"A highly significant contribution to the strategy literature." Times Higher Education Supplement

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