The first book to bring together both leadership and change theories, concepts, and processes, Leading Change in Multiple Contexts uses a consistent framework and the latest research to help readers understand and apply the concepts and practices of leading change.

Key Features

Brings together leadership and change concepts and practices in five distinct contexts—organizational, community, political, social change, and global

Draws from a wide range of classic and recent scholarship from multiple disciplines

Includes the perspectives of change and leadership experts

Offers real-life vignettes that provide examples of leading change in every context

Provides readers with application and reflection exercises that allow them to apply leadership and change concepts to their experiences

Leading Change in Multiple Contexts is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Change Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, and Leadership and Change offered in departments of business, education, communication, and public administration, as well as programs focusing on leadership, public policy, community activism, and social change.

Crossing Global and Social Contexts: Virtual Activism in Transnational Dotcauses, E-Movements, and Internet Nongovernmental Organizations

Crossing global and social contexts: Virtual activism in transnational dotcauses, e-movements, and internet nongovernmental organizations


Each context—organizational, community, political, and social movement—has changed dramatically as a result of the instant, low-cost, and expansive reach of the Internet and other forms of technology. The Internet's capacity has allowed individuals and organizations to reach current and potential clients and customers globally, to unite and galvanize communities, to make government more accessible, to bring political campaigns directly to the people, and to unite activists for and against social causes throughout the world. This chapter focuses on the use of the Internet to effect global or transnational social change. The Internet has changed the way ...

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