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Introduction: the origins of organizational development

Jim Grieves (University of Teesside, Middlesborough, UK)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

The history of Organizational Development (OD) reveals a much older tradition of organizational science than the conventional wisdom would suggest. By the 1960s and 1970s OD became self‐confident and dynamic. This period was not only highly experimental but established the principles of OD for much of the twentieth century. By the end of the twentieth century new images of OD had occurred and much of the earlier thinking had been transformed. This review illustrates some examples under a series of themes that have had a major impact on the discipline of OD and on the wider thinking of organizational theorists and researchers.

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Grieves, J. (2000), "Introduction: the origins of organizational development", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 345-447. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621710010371865

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