Managing Radical Organisational Transformation

Francis, David, Bessant, John and Hobday, Michael (2003) Managing Radical Organisational Transformation Management Decision, 41 (1). pp. 18-31. ISSN 0025-1747

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For various reasons organisations can enter a condition that presents them with a “transformational imperative”. This happens when “old” ways of doing business cease to deliver sustainable competitive advantage and usual ways of “putting things right” fail to restore business viability. In this article, we review ten companies that experienced at least one episode of a successful transformation. From cross-case analysis we identify five competencies that appear to be common to successful transformations. We outline how organisations faced with a transformational imperative can build (often temporary) extraordinary management capabilities that facilitate multiple radical re-shaping activities and enable them to undertake radical organisational transformation.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Competences; Innovation; Leadership; Organizational change
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1108/00251740310462023
Faculties: Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management
Depositing User: editor centrim
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 15:31

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