Chapter 12, Research Report 12.1 – Effect of group participation on resistance to change

The Coch and French (1948) article is a foundation article, so it should be possible to find something more recent than this article. The point of the exercise is to find another article dealing with participation and resistance to change. If that is not possible, find another article dealing resistance to change.

To that end it may be helpful to:

  1. Use the library databases to search on “participation” and “resistance to change” as well as the authors names to find related articles.
  2. Use Research report 12.1 to generate search terms, as previously suggested. The narrative and results sections have useful phrases that can be used for a literature search.
  3. You do not want to merely summarize the article. You want to indicate whether the article you found is consistent or inconsistent with the Cochand French (1948) findings. Then you want to discuss what these results, as a whole (both articles together), mean to leaders and managers in terms of being able to deal with resistance to change.

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