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Change Recipients' Attitudes Toward Change: A Review Study

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Executive Summary

This paper reviewed the literature on attitudes toward change. Despite the increased interest into this topic, this review of 64 journal articles (1993-2007) indicates that the field is lacking robust theoretical frameworks. The shortage of meta-theories entailed the current situation where scholars are continuously mixing up meanings, labels and definitions of related but basically different constructs. To avoid further contributing to this conceptual fuzziness, the authors advocate that the boundaries of research into people's attitudes toward change should be clearly delineated. Therefore, they highlight how the umbrella concept 'Attitudes toward change,' is positioned in the OC literature.

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