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Beyond the Boundaries by Doug Stace, Dexter Dunphy


Beyond the Boundaries by Doug Stace, Dexter Dunphy

'How do organisations chart a path of change to help them thrive-not merely survive-in the fast moving twenty-first century economy?' This is the central question posed and answered in Beyond the Boundaries, an insightful, groundbreaking book on strategic change management by leading authors in the field, Doug Stace and Dexter Dunphy. The striking feature of the twenty-first century business environment is the phenomenon of 'new adventurers'-organisations and people bold enough to chart new territory, transform current industries, or create totally new industries. This book looks at how change can be charted and led as an energising, productive force at a time when organisations in every sector of the economy, new and old, must reshape to stay ahead of the game-change is the steady state. In this thoroughly updated new edition, the authors explore the new factors of success: speed, flexibility and dexterity in the middle of what is not only an economic revolution, but a social revolution as well. Beyond the Boundaries provides practical frameworks to map your organisation's path of change-drawn from the authors' extensive organisational research-and examines the conditions under which a change in strategy will be effective in one organisation, but not in another. This comprehensive, pivotal book covers: the dilemmas of change an organisational renaissance choosing the strategy and structures translating business strategy into action taking charge of change the new flexible work order; and choosing change intervention tools. The book is liberally illustrated with case examples from Australian and global enterprises. It is an essential guide for those who lead, manage and participate in the revolution sweeping our organisations.

About the Author

Doug Stace is one of Australia's leading strategists, management authors and facilitators of strategic change. He is both Visiting Professor at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney and Visiting Senior Fellow at City University Business School, London, having previously spent ten years as Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales. His strategy and change consultancy business spans global, national and regional corporations, public sector enterprises and professional bodies-working with change leaders, managers, executive teams and boards. He has published extensively in the area of strategic change and organisational transformation, with his current research focusing on the effective introduction of e-Change to corporations and on the leadership of global growth strategies and international competitiveness. He has also had extensive experience as a senior executive-giving his consultancies and teaching a refreshing blend of practical experience linked with leading edge research. Doug holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Letters and Master of Educational Administration from the University of New England, and a PhD from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the international Strategic Management Society. Dexter Dunphy is Distinguished Professor, University of Technology, Sydney-a position he took up in January 2000 after 17 years as Professor of Management at the Australian Graduate School of Management. Dexter has been a leading change theorist, researcher and consultant for 30 years. His research is published in about 60 articles and 16 books; he has consulted to over 150 private sector organisations in Australia and overseas advising on major organisational transformations, the design of human resource strategies and systems, troubleshooting and conflict resolution. He has also worked extensively with senior executives, managers and other professionals in enhancing their skills through executive workshops, mentoring and counselling. Dexter was Foundation Director of The Centre for Corporate Change at the AGSM from 1990-1997. Dexter has held visiting professorships at Harvard University (USA), Keio University (Japan), Shanghai First Medical College (PRC), The National University of Singapore and the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (Finland). He has been a recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, the University of NSW Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, the Australian Human Resources Institute's Mike Pontifex Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Human Resources Profession, and the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management's Distinguished Member Award for contributions to management research, scholarship, education and leadership. Dexter holds the degrees of BA (Hons) MEd (Hons) and DipEd from Sydney University and PhD in Sociology from Harvard University.

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Publication date

30th December 2000


Doug Stace, Dexter Dunphy

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McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe


254 pages


Ownership & organization of enterprises
Management & management techniques



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