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Title: Openness to change and organizational effectiveness : a study of English police forces
Author: Gaston, Kevin Charles
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1992
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The thesis focuses on the themes of openness to change and organizational effectiveness. A three dimensional model relating openness to change, amount of change and change effectiveness is developed and hypotheses regarding change in organizations are proposed. These hypotheses are tested using data collected from a sample of police forces in England and Wales and from senior police officers and others knowledgeable about police organizations and functioning regarding the amount and desirability of a series of specified change events. By comparison with a number of objective indicators of openness to change the data are related back to the hypotheses. The findings that openness and effectiveness are connected but only weakly associated to amount of change are discussed and some conclusions are drawn relating existing theory and possible avenues for new research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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