Title

The management of change : a narrative perspective on management development

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Management Development

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Volume

20

Issue

8

First Page

682

Last Page

690

Keywords

narratives, stories, management development, change

Abstract

Examines the role of narrative in management development. It contrasts the characteristics of this genre with the more conventional approach to management development. Using a management of change course delivered to management practitioners as an example, the paper draws attention to the value of narrative in enriching knowledge of the effects of change on individuals. It is argued that narratives express the richness and diversity of human experience and thus challenge simplistic analyses of management issues such as change that can result from adherence to narrow, mechanical models of human nature. Thus, narrative is recommended as a valuable tool for conveying the reality of managerial situations to practitioners engaged in management development.

DOI

10.1108/02621710110401400

Print ISSN

02621711

E-ISSN

17587492

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Recommended Citation

Jabri, M., & Pounder, J. S. (2001). The management of change: A narrative perspective on management development. Journal of Management Development, 20(8), 682-690. doi: 10.1108/02621710110401400