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PSYR 8214 Consulting for Organizational Change: Welcome & Course Readings

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PSYR 8214 Required Course Readings


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Armenakis, A., Brown, S., & Mehta, A. (2011). Organizational culture: Assessment and transformation. Journal of Change Management, 11(3), 305–328

Baldwin, T. (2013). Better RFPs, please. Planning, 79(9), 22–24.

Bareil, C. (2013). Two paradigms about resistance to change. Organization Development Journal, 31(3), 59–71.

Battilana, J., & Casciaro, T. (2013). The network secrets of great change agents. Harvard Business Review, 91(7), 62–68.

Biggs, A., Brough, P., & Barbour, J. P. (2014). Enhancing work-related attitudes and work engagement: A quasi-experimental study of the impact of an organizational intervention. International Journal of Stress Management, 21(1), 43–68.

Buono, A. F., & Kerber, K. W. (2010). Intervention and organizational change: Building organizational change capacity. EBS Review (27), 9­–21.

Caldwell, R. (2012). Leadership and learning: A critical reexamination of Senge’s learning organization. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 25(1), 39–55.

Caldwell, R. (2012). Systems thinking, organizational change and agency: A practice theory critique of Senge's learning organization. Journal of Change Management, 12(2), 145–164.

Chowdhury, R. (2012). Organizational design and firm‐wide collaboration: Retrospective appreciation of a change-led consulting intervention in India within a systems thinking paradigm. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 29(4), 402–419.

Clanon, J. (2013). Organizational transformation from the inside out: Reinventing the MIT Center for Organizational Learning. Reflections, 12(4), 12–24.

Cooper, S. E., Nieberding, A., & Wanek, R. A. (2013). Successfully restructuring an executive leadership team: A case study in change management. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research, 65(2), 164–175.

Curphy, G. (2008). Consulting for profit and nonprofit organizations. In J. W. Hedge, W. C. Borman (Eds.), The I/O consultant: Advice and insights for building a successful career (pp. 65–74). Washington, DC U.S.: American Psychological Association.

Davis, L. (2013). Fresno disputes Wilshire's "unreasonable" charge. Money Management Letter, 109.

Dixon, M. A., & Dougherty, D. S. (2010). Managing the Multiple Meanings of Organizational Culture in Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Consulting. Journal of Business Communication, 47(1), 3–19.

Dollard, M. F., & Gordon, J. A. (2014). Evaluation of a participatory risk management work stress intervention. International Journal of Stress Management, 21(1), 27–42.

Finkelman, J., & Lopez, P. D. (2012). Global consulting in a culturally diverse world: Ethical and legal implications. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research, 64(4), 307–­324.

Gehani, R. (2013). Innovative strategic leader transforming from a low-cost strategy to product differentiation strategy. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 8(2), 144-155.

Heneman, H. G., & Milanowski, A. T. (2011). Assessing human resource practices alignment: A case study. Human Resource Management, 50(1), 45–64.

Horwitz, E. J., & Klontz, B. T. (2013). Understanding and dealing with client resistance to change. (cover story). Journal of Financial Planning, 26(11), 27–31.

Kahn, W. A. (2012). The functions of dysfunction: Implications for organizational diagnosis and change. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research, 64(3), 225–241.

Kaiser, R. B., & Curphy, G. (2013). Leadership development: The failure of an industry and the opportunity for consulting psychologists. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 65(4), 294–302.

Kohn, F. B., & James, M. A. (2000). Changing the change agent: Marketing the organizational development professional. Journal of Professional Services Marketing, 21(1), 143.

Lefkowitz, J. (2010). Industrial-organizational psychology's recurring identity crises: It's a values issue! Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3(3), 293–299.

Levin, I., & Gottlieb, J. Z. (2009). Realigning organization culture for optimal performance: Six principles and eight practices. Organization Development Journal, 27(4), 31–46.

Lowman, R. L. (2012). Frontier no more: International consulting skills as necessary minimal competencies for consulting Psychologists. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research, 64(4), 338–343.

Lowman, R. L. (2012). The scientist-practitioner consulting psychologist. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research, 64(3), 151–156.

Lowman, R. L. (2013). What have we learned? Where are we headed? Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 65(4), 325–328.

Mariana, P., Daniela, B., & Nadina, R. (2013). Forces that enhance or reduce employee resistance to change. Annals of the University of Oradea, Economic Science Series, 22(1), 1606–1612.

Marshak, R. J. (2013). The Controversy over Diagnosis in Contemporary Organization Development. OD Practitioner, 45(1), 54–59.

Nickols, F., & Bergholz, H. (2013). The Consultant's Competency Circle: A Tool for Gauging Your Success Potential as an Independent Consultant. Performance Improvement, 52(2), 37–41

Nielsen, K., Taris, T. W., & Cox, T. (2010). The future of organizational interventions: Addressing the challenges of today's organizations. Work & Stress, 24(3), 219–233

Pandey, S., & Sharma, R. K. (2011). Organization development interventions for prospectors: A theoretical framework and its empirical validation. Global Business & Management Research, 3(1), 79–95.

Pirjol, F., & Maxim, R. (2012). Organizational culture and its way Of expression within the organization. Annals of the University of Oradea, Economic Science Series, 21(2), 371–376.

Reddy, S. (2013). Right vs right: A dilemma. Vidwat: The Indian Journal of Management, 6(2), 1–2.

Shaw, P. (1997). Intervening in the shadow systems of organizations: Consulting from a complexity perspective. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 10(3), 235–250.

Sperry, L. (2013). Executive coaching and leadership assessment: Past, present, and future. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 65(4), 284–288.

Trotter, W. (2012). Internal consulting skills enhance quality management capabilities. Journal for Quality & Participation, 35(3), 36–38.

Winsborough, D., & Chamorro-Premuzic, T. (2013). Consulting psychology in the digital era: Current trends and future directions. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research, 65(4), 319–324.

Other Readings

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