Sport Business academics publish new book: Philosophies of Organizational Change

Professor James Skinner, Professor Aaron CT Smith and Dr Daniel Read from the Institute for Sport Business have recently had a second edition of their book published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

Philosophies of Organizational Change: Perspectives, Models and Theories for Managing Change, is a revised and extended second edition evaluates the diverse approaches to organizational change that have defined the field. Explaining the assumptions and implications that accompany these diverse philosophies, this book demystifies the complexities of conflicting perspectives and delivers valuable insights into the research and practice of organizational change. The book examines twelve unique approaches to change and guides readers through the contradictory approaches to implementing change.

About the authors

Professor James Skinner is the Associate Dean for Teaching at Loughborough University London. James has conducted key research for national and international governing bodies, as well as professional sporting organisations and the Australian Sports Commission.

Professor Aaron CT Smith is Associate Dean for Enterprise at Loughborough University London and Professor of Sport Business with the Institute for Sport Business. Aaron’s work considers the intersections between sport’s economic and social dividends.

Dr Daniel Read is a Lecturer within the Institute for Sport Business. Dan’s research interests broadly focus on the impact of commercialisation on sport integrity, governance, and communications.

Find out more

To find out more about the Philosophies of Organizational Change: Perspectives, Models and Theories for Managing Change book, please visit the publisher’s website.

To find out more about the Institute for Sport Business, please visit the Institute’s webpage.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.