Modeling centralized organization of organizational change

M. Hoogendoorn, C.M. Jonker, M.C. Schut, J. Treur

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Organizations change with the dynamics of the world. To enable organizations to change, certain structures and capabilities are needed. As all processes, a change process has an organization of its own. In this paper it is shown how within a formal organization modeling approach also organizational change processes can be modeled. A generic organization model (covering both organization structure and behavior) for organizational change is presented and formally evaluated for a case study. This model takes into account different phases in a change process considered in Organization Theory literature, such as unfreezing, movement and refreezing. Moreover, at the level of individuals, the internal beliefs and their changes are incorporated in the model. In addition, an internal mental model for (reflective) reasoning about expected role behavior is included in the organization model. © Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2006.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-184
Number of pages38
JournalComputational and Mathematical Organization Theory
Early online date1 Sep 2006
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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