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Title: The utilisation of change management in non-profit organisations: a business necessity
Authors: Kondi Kondi, Jordan 
Keywords: Organizational change -- South Africa;Nonprofit organizations -- Management;Non-governmental organizations -- South Africa -- Management;Dissertations, Academic;DTech
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Abstract: A sizeable number of individuals and organisations are not keen to invest or donate significant amounts of cash in non-profit organisations (NPOs) since the results of their donations or investment cannot always be shown or substantiated. Thus, changing from a traditional non-governmental organisation (NGO) to a social enterprise seems to be the only ‘bail-out’ for NPOs should they wish to sustain and maintain their activities. This study investigated the possibility of utilising change management as a tool for NGOs wishing to transition from traditional to social enterprises. The objective was to assess how change management models initially developed for profit/business organisations, could effectively be applied in NPOs. In order to assess the suitability of these models, the study used two types of research methods. The first was theoretical and took the form of a literature review. The second was empirical and was held in the field (experimental). In addition to the consultation of secondary data and the field experiment, the study used other research tools which were: interviews, focus group discussion, direct observation and survey questionnaires. The study found that change management principles developed for profit organisations are also suitable for NPOs, however, certain adaptations are needed to ensure successful implementation of change initiatives in this sector.
Description: Thesis (DTech (Human Resource Management))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2013
Appears in Collections:Human Resource Management - Doctoral Degrees

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