Critical Review and Practical Application of Change Management: The Case of a Higher Education Institution

International Journal of Professional Management, Vol. 5, 2011

28 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2011 Last revised: 17 Oct 2011

See all articles by Vladimir Sashov Zhechev

Vladimir Sashov Zhechev

University of Economics - Varna

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Varna University of Management (VUM); Zangador

Date Written: September 29, 2011

Abstract

The chief objective of this study is to critically review the underlying concepts of different change management approaches, change manager roles and provide a framework for understanding their impacts on organisational reformation in higher education. The article includes observations of the evolution of change management and the shifting role of change managers. The study also incorporates real life case from Bulgaria highlighting important aspects of the change management process, which provides valuable insights to identifying the principal protrusions of change on the operations of a Bulgarian higher education institution. Finally, the paper provides recommendations to practitioners as for how to mitigate failure rates during the process of implementing change.

Keywords: change, change management, change manager, approaches to change, higher education, Bulgaria

Suggested Citation

Zhechev, Vladimir Sashov and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov, Critical Review and Practical Application of Change Management: The Case of a Higher Education Institution (September 29, 2011). International Journal of Professional Management, Vol. 5, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1935375

Vladimir Sashov Zhechev (Contact Author)

University of Economics - Varna ( email )

Varna, 9000
Bulgaria

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

13 Oborishte Street
Varna, 9000
Bulgaria
+359 898 680713 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.vumk.eu

Zangador ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

HOME PAGE: http://www.zangador.eu

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