Effectiveness and the Measurement of Organizational Change

By:
Daniel J. Svyantek, Auburn University

A volume in the series: Research in Organizational Science. Editor(s): Daniel J. Svyantek, Auburn University.

Call for Chapters

This call for papers is for chapters related to addressing two related issues. The first issue deals with how to evaluate the effectiveness and utility of organizational change interventions. The second issue deals with methods to better present this information to organizational managers.

One of the major phases of organizational development and change processes is evaluation. Evaluation allows the assessment of the effectiveness of organizational interventions on important organizational criteria for both formative and summative uses by members of organizations. Good evaluation efforts provide data on how to fine-tune ongoing change efforts to improve the effects of these efforts and allow the practical significance of organizational interventions to be defined (i.e., the organization knows whether the intervention led to positive changes affecting the bottom-line).

The goal of this volume is to explore the relationship between change processes, change efforts, the organizations in which these change efforts occur, and good evaluation methods. This volume seeks chapters which explore how evaluation methods on may be used to provide organizations with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their own internal processes and the value of interventions that are being conducted. These chapters may be conceptual or empirical in nature. Empirical chapters using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods of evaluation are welcomed. We particularly encourage collaborative articles written by those in academia and corporations to better inform readers on this topic.

PROPOSALS:
> Proposals may be 1-2 pages.
> Sent via mail or electronically to Daniel J. Svyantek

DEADLINES:
> Proposals due to Editor by June 15, 2017
> Authors with accepted proposals will be notified by July 1, 2017
> If your proposal is selected, we will need your finished chapter by October 1, 2017

CONTACT INFORMATION (please direct all inquiries via email)
Editor: Daniel J. Svyantek
Address: 206-B Thach Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-1234
Email Address: svyandj@auburn.edu