Table of contents

  1. Levi R. G. Nieminen, Robert Hooijberg, Lindsey Kotrba
  2. Jean E. Neumann, Antonio Sama
  3. Paul D. Tolchinsky, Bert Painter, Stu Winby
  4. Véronique Zardet, Marc Bonnet
  5. Frederick A. Miller, Judith H. Katz
  6. Albert B. Blixt, Mary L. Eggers, Sylvia L. James, Roland J. Loup, Paul D. Tolchinsky
  7. Flemming Poulfelt, Anthony F. Buono
  8. Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, Konstantin Korotov, Caroline Rook

About this book


The key developments and advancements in organizational change over the last century are the result of the research, theories, and practices of seminal scholars in the field. While most books simply outline a theorist’s model, this handbook provides invaluable insight into the contexts and motivations behind their contributions. Organized chronologically across three time periods (Early, Contemporary, and Future), this handbook presents inspiring and thought-provoking profiles of prominent organizational change thinkers, capturing the professional background of each and highlighting their key insights, contributions, and legacy within the field of organizational change. By bringing these scholars’ experiences to life, we can begin to understand the process of organizational change and analyze what remains to be done for organizations today.

This book will be the first of its kind—the go-to source for learning about the research and practice of organizational change from those who invented, built, and advanced the field. By analyzing this across time, the editors offer a schematic, impartial review of the enduring thoughts of each era and how the unique characteristics of each time period has influenced their work. 

This comprehensive handbook will help researchers, students, and practitioners to develop their change management skill sets, and provide the young professional with concepts, theories, and models that can easily be applied to the workplace to lead change more effectively.


organizational leadership organizational behavior change management theorists organization design

Editors and affiliations

  • David B. Szabla
    • 1
  • William A. Pasmore
    • 2
  • Mary A. Barnes
    • 3
  • Asha N. Gipson
    • 4
  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA
  2. 2.Columbia University New YorkUSA
  3. 3.The George Washington University College ParkUSA
  4. 4.Columbia University New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49820-1