Shaping the Other Maintaining Expert Managerial Status in a Complex Change Management Program
AuthorCooney, R; Sewell, G
Source TitleGroup and Organization Management
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
University of Melbourne Author/sSewell, Graham
AffiliationManagement and Marketing
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsCooney, R. & Sewell, G. (2008). Shaping the Other Maintaining Expert Managerial Status in a Complex Change Management Program. GROUP & ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT, 33 (6), pp.685-711. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601108325699.
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C1 - Refereed Journal Article
This article examines the micro politics of organizational change by presenting the results of a long-term case study of complex technological change in an automotive manufacturing firm. The article focuses on the political contest around the generation of legitimate knowledge within the change program. The article discusses managerial strategies of knowledge appropriation and employee strategies of resistance to such appropriation. The article follows the evolving managerial accounts of change and highlights the way in which managers developed pragmatic accounts of change in response to the concerns of the employees, accounts that left intact their claims to be change experts in control of the change process.
KeywordsBusiness and Management
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