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Comparing the Criticised Concepts of ‘Re-Engineering the Corporation’ with a Systems Structure for Organisational Change

  • Kenneth Hammer

Abstract

The recent set of articles critical of the concept ‘Re-engineering the Business’, the report by CSC Index, and the Hammer and Champy book ‘Re-engineering the Corporation’ (1993), require a basis or structure for assessment of the results and realistic value of this offered method of organisational reorganisation. Nine simple principles from systems thinking are assembled into a model of essential aspects of any organisational development methodology.

Keywords

Organisational Change System Principle Wide System Structure Analytical Model United Kingdom Introduction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Hammer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems ScienceCity UniversityLondonUK

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