The Rhythm of Change

A Longitudinal Analysis of the European Insurance Industry

  • Authors
  • Patricia┬áKlarner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Patricia Klarner
    Pages 1-7
  3. Patricia Klarner
    Pages 9-45
  4. Patricia Klarner
    Pages 79-139
  5. Patricia Klarner
    Pages 141-230
  6. Patricia Klarner
    Pages 231-240
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-271

About this book


Strategic change management is indispensable for every organization that has to adjust its strategy to changing industry contexts. Patricia Klarner adopts a new approach to analyze strategic changes and introduces the rhythm of change as a concept that measures the timing of changes. Her research model examines the relationship between the rhythm of change and long-term firm performance as well as the impact of knowledge-related and financial moderators on this relationship. It is empirically tested in the European insurance industry for the period from 1995 to 2004. The author provides a state-of-the-art view of the optimal timing of strategic changes in organizations and of the factors underlying successful change efforts.


Change Corporate Strategy Organisationstheorie Strategisches Management Unternehmensstrategie Versicherung Versicherungsbranche business strategy change management management organization organizational change organizations strategic management strategy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2010
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-2329-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-6044-3
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