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Large-scale transitional procurement change in the aerospace industry

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The importance of a socialised perspective when involved in a change programme is demonstrated through an empirical study of large-scale purchasing transition in an aerospace company. Alternative change management frameworks are employed to assist in the sense making of intended actions and realised outcomes to re-configure purchasing activities. Sequential stepwise frameworks are critiqued showing the context-driven political and social factors that impinged on the implementation of a planned change strategy. The findings illustrate the complexity of change, and conclude by highlighting the importance of synthesising shifting contexts with action. (57 References).

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Author(s): Day M, Atkinson DJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management

Year: 2004

Volume: 10

Issue: 6

Pages: 257-268

ISSN (print): 1478-4092

ISSN (electronic): 1873-6505

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2004.10.003

Notes: UK.


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