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Leading Change in Public Organizations


Public organizations are often engaged in the implementation of organizational change, for example in response to new policies or in an attempt to improve service delivery. However, there is little academic evidence about how organizational change is implemented in public organizations. Moreover, public organizations typically have characteristics that may make it difficult to change, such as dependencies on the political system, elaborate rules and procedures, or professionals with distinct views and norms about public service delivery.  In my research on this topic, I study how change leadership can contribute to the implementation of change in public organizations, and how the implementation of change is affected by the distinctive characteristics that characterize the public sector.

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