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Organization and Change Perspectives

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Academic Direction
Birkbeck, University of London
Modes of Study

​The module provides multiple perspectives for thinking critically about organisations and organisational change.​

Please note the availability of this module is for Term 2: January to March.

Learning outcomes

By completing this module, you will be able to:

  • critically compare and contrast the usefulness of different perspectives and theories of organisational change.
  • appreciate the strengths and limitations of rational, planned and strategic perspectives on change.
  • explore concepts of power, resistance and the politics of change.
  • identify and evaluate the importance of ‘practice’ in understanding how change is managed.
  • understand the roles of ‘agency’, and especially change leaders and change agents, in processes of organisational change.
  • use academic research effectively in evaluating different perspectives on organisational change.


One two-hour unseen written examination​.