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The managerialistic ideology of organisational change management

Diefenbach, T. (2007) The managerialistic ideology of organisational change management. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20 (1). pp. 126-144. ISSN 0953-4814

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to shed some light on the reasons and circumstances why strategic change initiatives based on new public management and managerialism go wrong. In particular, how such change initiatives are being justified, communicated, perceived, and implemented within organisational discourses and politics. It reveals personal and group interests behind ideologies, and what change management of this type is really about.