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Research seminar The role of change agents in organization design

2017-05-09

ISM kindly invites to participate in Research Seminar The role of change agents in organization design: An upper echelons perspective by Pavel Král, PhD, an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Management, University of Economics, Prague.

Seminar will take place on the 9th of May, 14:00, room 412

Abstract:

Recent research often points at high failure rates when doing organizational change and the most usually stated figure of organizational change failure is 70%. Every major organizational change affects at least one of the components of organization design (e.g. strategy, structure, processes, etc.), and thus organizational change has important influence on organization design. Particularly, changes in organizational structures plays a central role in organizational design, and thus our research focuses on changes in organizational structures. In our previous research, we developed four approaches to changing organizational design. These approaches are derived from the components, which precedes the changes of organizational structures and which are in the centre of attention of change agents. The results were published in the Journal of Business Research and the presentation will start with a brief description of the results. The presentation will proceed with a proposal of further research, which studies the role of change agents in the process of organizational design. Particularly, proposed research aims to study how professional experience and background of change agents determines the perception on organization design and how this perception in turn determines the process of organization design. Theoretical framework of the research is based on upper echelons theory and applies the premise of the upper echelons theory to the field of organization design.

Speaker bio:

Pavel Král, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Management, University of Economics, Prague. He is also an adjunct professor at Skoda Auto University. Fields of his teaching and research interest are human resource management, organizational theory and design, and sport management. He spent some time with Griffith University, Australia; either in a long term doctoral research internship and or as a post-doc visiting academic. He attended a number of conferences, such as the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Organization Design Community Annual Conference or Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy Conference. His main research interest has been in corporate and non-profit governance and recently he is focusing more on organizational change and development. He is a Recognized reviewer for Journal of Business Research and he also reviews papers for conferences (e.g. Academy of Management Annual Conference or Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy).

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