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Mapping Momentum Fluctuations During Organizational Change: A Multistudy Validation

Research in Organizational Change and Development

ISBN: 978-1-78052-022-3, eISBN: 978-1-78052-023-0

ISSN: 0897-3016

Publication date: 17 July 2011

Abstract

In a series of studies, we develop and validate an approach to studying momentum fluctuations over the course of organizational change to better understand the dynamics of change processes. The first study experimentally examines momentum fluctuations in a controlled change context and explores individual predictors of variance in momentum. The second study utilizes a real organizational setting, examining organizationally relevant predictors of momentum variance and the ability of momentum trends to predict meaningful organizational outcomes. Combined results provide evidence that momentum mapping is a valid approach for researchers and managers exploring processes that unfold over time.

Citation

Jansen, K.J. and Hofmann, D.A. (2011), "Mapping Momentum Fluctuations During Organizational Change: A Multistudy Validation", (Rami) Shani, A.B., Woodman, R.W. and Pasmore, W.A. (Ed.) Research in Organizational Change and Development (Research in Organizational Change and Development, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 163-190. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0897-3016(2011)0000019008

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