This eighth volume in the series on research in organizational change and development deals with such topics as practitioner attitudes to the field of organizational development and the effects of union status on employee involvement.
Preface (R.W. Woodman, W.A. Pasmore). Appreciating appreciative inquiry (R.T. Golembiewski). Learning from the success of continuous improvement change programs: an international comparative study (P. Lillrank et al.). The role social accounts can play in a "justice intervention" (A.T. Cobb, K. Wooten). Understanding the role of organization development practitioners (J.Z. Gottlieb). "Managing" multiparty issues: learning from experience (L. Vansina et al.). Using behavioral modification to change attendance patterns in the high-performance, high-commitment environment (J.W. Beard et al.). A comparative framework for large group organizational change interventions (P.S. Weber, M.R. Manning). Downsizing, downscoping and restructuring: classifying organizational change (T.W. Legatski II). The transformation of corporate control to owners and form to the multisubsidiary: 1981-1993 (M. Zey). About the contributors.