Managing Organizational Change in Public Services: International Issues, Challenges and Cases

1st Edition

Rune Todnem By, Calum Macleod

Published March 13, 2009
Reference - 304 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415467599 - CAT# Y005226
Series: Routledge Studies in Organizational Change & Development

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Forming part of the Understanding Organizational Change series, Managing Organizational Change in Public Services  focuses on the organizational dimension of change management in public services. Combining aspects of change management theory with ‘real life’ practice in the form of organizational cases from different regions and sectors, this edited collection identifies and analyzes significant issues regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of public service change initiatives. Featuring contributions from leading authors in the field, this text provides an overview of organizational change management with a focus on leadership, management, and strategies for change.


Looking at cases from Europe and North America, Managing Organizational Change in Public Services offers both a global, as well as a cross-sector analysis of this complex and challenging process. Different sectors that are examined include:

  • Transport
  • Health
  • Education


This book offers an excellent introduction to change management and how it works within the public service organizations internationally. It will be vital reading for all those engaged with the study or practice of this dynamic subject.


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