Change Management: Enabling or Constraining Action

By Ann Thorne and Joanne Meehan.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This paper describes major case studies that analyse organisations responses to Change Management and how the HE sector has engaged in this debate.

Keywords: Change Implementation, Motivators, Action Research, Management Learning

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 5, Issue 7, pp.101-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.942MB).

Dr Ann Thorne

Ann has worked in HRM/HRD management in the public and private sectors at a senior level and is a fellow of the CIPD. She has built on her professional experiences and used this at LJMU to design and deliver a range of postgraduate management programmes, which have been commended at QAA subject review as being examples of innovative design and practice. She continues to work with senior managers in UK organisations collaborating on projects, developing specific postgraduate programmes and undertaking research and enterprise activities. Her research interests are in the area of leadership, management development, management learning, action learning, HRM and HRD. Since reorganisation within LJMU, Ann has taken on the role of Director of Learning & Development for the Faculty of Business and Law where she is a member of the Faculty Management Team. She has been successful in developing the L&T strategy and policy for the newly developed faculty. Her work is often used as a model of good practice within the University. External involvement includes: • Founder member of the University Forum for Human Resource Development (Vice Chair of group 1996-2001) • Associate board member for Human Resource Development International (1998-2001) • Chair of Education and Qualifications group for HRD (1994-2001) • Founder member for MERN (Merseyside Employee Relations Network) • External Examiner at University of Edinburgh • School Governor

Miss Joanne Meehan

Following a career in purchasing management for a blue chip, multinational organisation, Joanne is now a senior lecturer at LJMU. She has built on her professional skills teaching Strategic Management and Supply Chain Management on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Her research interests cover supply chain management, power,B2B relationships, and buyer behaviour. She is currently completing her PhD, in which she is developing a conceptual model of power in buyer-seller relationships.


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