The pace, sequence, and linearity of radical change

J. Amis, T. Slack, C.R. Hinings

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The purpose of this research was to explore how the pace, sequence, and linearity of change can affect the outcome of radical transformations. Real-time data collected over 12 years showed that, contrary to popular belief, wide-scale rapid change was not a determining factor. However, early change to specific "high-impact" elements was found to be necessary for completing radical transitions. Further, analysis conducted at the suborganization level provided insight into the ways in which change unfurls in a nonlinear manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-39
Number of pages25
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004


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