Contact Professor David Buchanan

Background

David is Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Cranfield University School of Management, and Visiting Professor at Nottingham Business School. He works freelance as a consultant, speaker, and author, specializing in change management and organization politics. He has a Doctorate in Organizational Behaviour from Edinburgh University, was Director of Loughborough University Business School from 1992 to 1995, has held visiting posts in Australian and Canadian management schools, and has worked often in Australia and Sweden. He is author/co-author of over two dozen books, including the best-seller, Organizational Behaviour (with Andrzej Huczynski; ninth edition 2017, tenth edition 2020). He has co-authored several books on change management, including: The Sustainability and Spread of Organizational Change (with Louise Fitzgerald and Diane Ketley), Power, Politics and Organizational Change: Winning the Turf Game (with Richard Badham), and Managing Organizational Change: A Multiple Perspectives Approach (with Ian Palmer and Richard Dunford). He has also written numerous book chapters, papers, and articles on organizational behaviour and change, and organizational research methods.

Current activities

As Emeritus Professor, David has occasional teaching commitments at Cranfield School of Management, on the MBA and Executive DBA programmes. As a visiting professor at Nottingham Business School, he teaches on MBA, MSc and Doctoral programmes. He is also a member of the School’s Healthcare Management Research Group, working on a case study of the Greater Nottingham Transformation Programme, which is a national leader in developing an Accountable Care System. Most of David’s research has taken place in healthcare settings. He is currently a member of the Steering Group for a study of Healthcare Leadership with Political Astuteness (HeLPA) funded by the National Institute for Health Research, and conducted by University of Nottingham, 2017-2020. He recently completed a major study of the changing roles of middle managers in acute care settings, funded by the National Institute for Health Research. The report of that study can be found here:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK259397/

One puzzle with organizational change concerns the lack of change following accidents, crises, and other extreme events. One would expect change to be rapid in such situations, to prevent further incidents. This is rarely the case, and explanations can be found in this recent publication:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14697017.2015.1120766?journalCode=rjcm20

David is currently working with a Swedish collaborator, Markus Hällgren (Umeå University), exploring the use of feature films to study and also to teach crisis and extreme context leadership:

http://extremecontexts.com/episodes/episode-19-professor-david-buchanan-using-zombie-movies-research/

David’s most recent book, Unconventional Methodology in Organization and Management Research, co-edited with Alan Bryman, was published by Oxford University Press in March 2018.

Clients

David has over thirty years’ experience on management development and consulting assignments for clients in Britain and overseas, including United Distillers, Digital Equipment, Polaroid, Leicester Royal Infirmary, HM Prison Service, Chelmsford Borough Council, Leicester Mercury, The Children’s Society, Northampton Hospital, Provide Healthcare, Volvo Car Corporation, Alfa Laval, SKF, and in Australia Faulding Chemicals, the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment in Darwin, Australia Post, Motorola, The South Australian Justice Portfolio, and the State Government departments DECS and DAIS. Assignments have included change planning and implementation workshops, employee surveys, organization audits, management briefings and conferences, and the design of management development programmes in change implementation and organization politics. He also works regularly with Chalmers Professional Education, in Gothenburg, Sweden, running management workshops on the constructive use of organization politics.

Publications

Books

Publications

Book Publications: research

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Badham, R.J., 2020,

Power, Politics, and Organizational Change, Sage Publications, London (third edition).

 

Bryman, A. and Buchanan, D.A. (eds), 2018,

Unconventional Methods in Organization and Management Research, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Bryman, A. (eds), 2009,

The Sage Handbook of Organizational Research Methods, Sage Publications, London (paperback edition 2011).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Badham, R.J., 2008,

Power, Politics, and Organizational Change: Winning the Turf Game, Sage Publications, London (second edition).

 

Buchanan, D., Fitzgerald, L. and Ketley, D. (eds), 2007,

The Sustainability and Spread of Organizational Change: Modernizing Healthcare, Routledge Understanding Organizational Change Series, London.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Badham, R., 1999,

Power, Politics, and Organizational Change: Winning the Turf Game, Sage, London.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Boddy, D., 1992,

The Expertise of the Change Agent: Public Performance and Backstage Activity, Prentice Hall, Hemel Hempstead.

 

Boddy, D. and Buchanan, D.A., 1992,

Take the Lead: Interpersonal Skills for Project Managers, Prentice Hall, Hemel Hempstead.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and McCalman, J., 1989,

High Performance Work Systems: The Digital Experience, Routledge, London.

 

Boddy, D., McCalman, J. and Buchanan, D.A. (eds), 1988,

The New Management Challenge: Information Systems for Improved Performance, Croom Helm, Beckenham.

 

Boddy, D. and Buchanan, D.A., 1987,

The Technical Change Audit: Action for Results, Manpower Services Commission, Sheffield (five modules).

 

Boddy, D. and Buchanan, D.A., 1986,

Managing New Technology, Basil Blackwell, Oxford.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Boddy, D., 1983,

Organizations in the Computer Age: Technological Imperatives and Strategic Choice, Gower Publishing Company, Aldershot.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1979,

The Development of Job Design Theories and Techniques, Saxon House, Aldershot.

 

Book publications: texts

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Huczynski, A.A., 2023 (forthcoming),

Organizational Behaviour, Pearson Education, Harlow Essex (eleventh edition; Instructor’s Manual available online)

 

Palmer, I., Dunford, R. and Buchanan, D.A., 2022,

Managing Organizational Change: A Multiple Perspectives Approach, McGraw-Hill, Chicago (fourth edition).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Huczynski, A.A., 2019,

Organizational Behaviour, Pearson Education, Harlow Essex (tenth edition; Instructor’s Manual available online)

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Huczynski, A.A., 2017,

Organizational Behaviour, Pearson Education, Harlow Essex (ninth edition; Instructor’s Manual available online).

 

Palmer, I., Dunford, R. and Buchanan, D.A., 2016,

Managing Organizational Change: A Multiple Perspectives Approach, McGraw-Hill, Chicago (third edition).

 

Huczynski, A.A, and Buchanan, D.A., 2013,

Organizational Behaviour, FT Prentice Hall, Harlow Essex (eighth edition; Instructor’s Manual available online).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Huczynski, A.A., 2010,

Organizational Behaviour, FT Prentice Hall, Harlow Essex (seventh edition; Instructor’s Manual available online).

 

Huczynski, A.A. and Buchanan, D.A., 2007,

Organizational Behaviour, FT Prentice Hall, Harlow Essex (sixth edition; Instructor’s Manual available online).

 

Buchanan, DA. and Huczynski, A.A., 2004,

Organizational Behaviour: An Introductory Text, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Harlow Essex (fifth edition).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Huczynski, A.A., 2004,

Organizational Behaviour: Instructor’s Manual, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Harlow Essex (fifth edition).

 

Huczynski, A.A. and Buchanan, D.A., 2001,

Organizational Behaviour: An Introductory Text, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Harlow Essex (fourth edition).

 

Huczynski, A.A. and Buchanan, D.A., 2001,

Organizational Behaviour: Instructor’s Manual, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Harlow Essex (fourth edition).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Huczynski, A.A., 1997,

Organizational Behaviour: An Introductory Text, Prentice-Hall, Hemel Hempstead (third edition).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Huczynski, A.A., 1997,

Organizational Behaviour: Instructor’s Manual, Prentice-Hall, Hemel Hempstead (accompanying third edition of text).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Huczynski, A.A., 1997,

Organizational Behaviour: Student Workbook, Prentice-Hall, Hemel Hempstead (accompanying third edition of text).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Huczynski, A.A., 1997,

Readings in Organizational Behaviour: A Self-Study Text, Prentice-Hall, Hemel Hempstead (accompanying third edition of text).

 

Huczynski, A.A. and Buchanan, D.A. 1991,

Organizational Behaviour: An Introductory Text, Prentice Hall, London (second edition).

 

Huczynski, A.A. and Buchanan, D.A., 1991,

Organizational Behaviour: Instructor’s Manual, Prentice-Hall, Hemel Hempstead (accompanying second edition of text).

 

Huczynski, A.A. and Buchanan, D.A., 1991,

Organizational Behaviour: Student Workbook, Prentice-Hall, Hemel Hempstead (accompanying second edition of text).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Huczynski, A.A., 1985,

Organizational Behaviour: An Introductory Text, Prentice Hall, Hemel Hempstead.

 

 

Book chapters

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Jordan, S., 2023,

‘Job quality: looking after the people who look after the people’, in Aoife McDermott, Ariel Avgar, Paula Hyde, and Louise Fitzgerald, Research Handbook on Contemporary Human Resource Management, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham (forthcoming).

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2021,

‘Nobody in charge: really?’, in Elizabeth A. Curtis, Martin Beirne, John G. Cullen, Ruth Northway and Siobhan Corrigan, Distributed Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare: Theory, Evidence and Development, Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw-Hill Education, pp.151-164.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2017,

‘Managing change’, in Adrian Wilkinson, Steven J. Armstrong and Michael Lounsbury (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Management, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp.343-63.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2016,

‘I couldn’t disagree more: eight things about organizational change that we know for sure, but which are probably wrong’, in Bernard Burnes and Julian Randall (eds), Change in Practice, Routledge Studies in Organizational Change, London, pp.5-21.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2016,

‘Rats in the shadows: researching organizational politics’, in Eran Vigoda-Gadot and Amos Drory(eds), Handbook of Organizational Politics: Looking Back and to The Future, Edward Elgar Publishing (second edition), pp.340-368.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2015,

‘What’s trending now@#organizational research methods’, in The International Yearbook of Adult Education, Cologne (38th edition), pp.37-60.

 

Buchanan, D.A., Boddy, D. and McCalman, J., 2015,

‘Getting in, getting on, getting out, and getting back’, in Emma Bell and Hugh Willmott (eds), Qualitative Research in Business and Management, Sage Publications, London (first published 1988).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Denyer, D., 2015,

‘What’s the problem?’, in David Denyer and Colin Pilbeam (eds), Managing Change in Extreme Contexts, Routledge Business, London, pp.3-23.

 

Buchanan, D.A., Denyer, D. and Moore, C., 2015,

‘Maylands, Torrens and Mitcham’, in David Denyer and Colin Pilbeam (eds), Managing Change in Extreme Contexts, Routledge Business, London, pp.59-82.

 

Pilbeam, C. and Buchanan, D.A., 2015,

‘No slippage: sustaining control of healthcare acquired infections’, in David Denyer and Colin Pilbeam (eds), Managing Change in Contexts, Routledge Business, London, pp.175-197.

 

Fitzgerald, L., Ferlie, E., McGivern, G. and Buchanan, D.A., 2013,

‘Respond and deliver: change leadership in complex organizations’, in Christine Teelken, Mike Dent and Ewan Ferlie (eds), Leadership in the Public Services: Promise and Pitfalls. Routledge, London, pp.62-88.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2012,

‘Case studies in organizational research’, in Gillian Symon and Catherine Cassell (eds), The Practice of Qualitative Organizational Research: Core Methods and Current Challenges, Sage Publications, London, pp.373-392.

 

Pilbeam, C. and Buchanan, D.A., 2012,

‘A very unpleasant disease: the rapid reform and maintenance of infection control’, in Helen Dickinson and Russell Mannion (eds), The Reform of Health Care: Shaping, Adapting and Resisting Policy Developments, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.211-226.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Fitzgerald, L., 2011,

‘New lock, new stock, new barrel, same gun: the intensifying rebureaucratization of healthcare in Britain’, in Stewart Clegg, Martin Harris, and Harro Höpfl (eds), Managing Modernity: Beyond Bureaucracy?, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp.56-80.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Bryman, A., 2009,

‘The organizational research context: properties and implications’, in David A. Buchanan and Alan Bryman (eds), Handbook of Organizational Research Methods, Sage Publications, London, pp.1-18.

 

Hassard, J.S. and Buchanan, D.A., 2009,

‘From Modern Times to Syriana: feature films as research data’, in David A. Buchanan and Alan Bryman (eds), Handbook of Organizational Research Methods, Sage Publications, London, pp.620-635.

 

Bryman, A. and Buchanan, D.A., 2009,

‘The present and futures of organizational research’, in David A. Buchanan and Alan Bryman (eds), Handbook of Organizational Research Methods, Sage Publications, London, pp.705-718.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2009,

‘Managing strategic change’, in John Storey, Patrick M. Wright and Dave Ulrich (eds), The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management, Routledge, London, pp.149-164.

 

Buchanan, D.A., Fitzgerald, L. and Ketley, D., 2007,

‘Sustaining change and avoiding containment: practice and policy’, in David A. Buchanan, Louise Fitzgerald and Diane Ketley (eds), The Sustainability and Spread of Organizational Change: Modernizing Healthcare, Routledge, Milton Park Abingdon, pp.249-271.

 

Whitby, E., Gollop, R. and Buchanan, D.A., 2007,

‘Researching major change: issues and dilemmas’, in David A. Buchanan, Louise Fitzgerald and Diane Ketley (eds), The Sustainability and Spread of Organizational Change: Modernizing Healthcare, Routledge, Milton Park Abingdon, pp.272-282.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Fitzgerald, L., 2007,

‘The best practices puzzle: why are new methods contained and not spread?’, in David A. Buchanan, Louise Fitzgerald and Diane Ketley (eds), The Sustainability and Spread of Organizational Change: Modernizing Healthcare, Routledge, Milton Park Abingdon, pp.41-59.

 

Fitzgerald, L. and Buchanan, D.A., 2007,

‘The sustainability and spread story: theoretical developments’, in David A. Buchanan, Louise Fitzgerald and Diane Ketley (eds), The Sustainability and Spread of Organizational Change: Modernizing Healthcare, Routledge, Milton Park Abingdon, pp.227-248.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2007,

‘Visual data and analysis’, in Richard Thorpe and Robin Holt (eds), The Sage Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research, Sage Publications, London, pp.227-229.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Fitzgerald, L., 2007,

‘Improvement evaporation: why do successful changes decay?’, in David A. Buchanan, Louise Fitzgerald and Diane Ketley (eds), The Sustainability and Spread of Organizational Change: Modernizing Healthcare, Routledge, Milton Park Abingdon, pp.22-40.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2000,

‘An eager and enduring embrace: the ongoing rediscovery of teamworking as a management idea’, in Stephen Procter and Frank Mueller (eds), Teamworking, Macmillan Business, Management, Work and Organization series, pp.25-42.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1999,

‘Um ambraco ardente e duradouro: a redescoberta continua de uma ideia de gestao’, in Miguel Pina E Cunha (ed.), Teoria Organizacional: Perspectivas e Prospectivas, Publicacoes Dom Quixote, Lisboa Portugal, pp.109-126.

 

Buchanan, D., 1998,

‘Working together: flexible work groups and multi-skilling’, in Vittorio di Martino and Nigel Corlett (eds), Work Organization and Ergonomics, ILO, Geneva, pp.117-150.

 

Buchanan, D., 1998,

‘Strategic organizational issues’, in Vittorio di Martino and Nigel Corlett (eds), Work Organization and Ergonomics, International Labour Office, Geneva, pp.177-208.

 

Badham, R., McLoughlin, I.P. and Buchanan, D.A., 1998,

‘Human resource management and cellular manufacturing’, in N.C. Suresh and J.M. Kay (eds), Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing, Kluwer, London, pp.401-22.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Storey, J., 1997,

‘Role taking and role switching in organizational change: the four pluralities’, in I. McLoughlin and M. Harris (eds), Innovation, Organizational Change and Technology, International Thomson Business Press, London, pp.127-145.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Wilson, B., 1996,

‘Next patient please: the operating theatres problem at Leicester General Hospital NHS Trust’, in J. Storey (ed.), Cases in Human Resource and Change Management, Blackwell, Oxford, pp.190-205.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1994,

‘Principles and practice in work design’, in Keith Sisson (ed.), Personnel Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice in Britain, Blackwell, Oxford, pp.85-116.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1994,

‘Cellular manufacture and the role of teams’, in John Storey (ed.), New Wave Manufacturing Strategies: Organizational and Human Resource Management Dimensions, Paul Chapman, London, pp.204-25.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1993,

‘The organizational politics of technological change’, in David Medyckyj-Scott and Hilary Hearnshaw (eds), Human Factors in Geographical Information Systems, Belhaven Press, pp.211-22.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and McCalman, J., 1993,

‘Digital Equipment Scotland: the VLSI story’, in Karen Legge, Chris Clegg and Dan Gowler (eds), Case Studies in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (second edition), Paul Chapman, London, pp.1-5.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1992,

‘High performance: new boundaries of acceptability in worker control’, in Graeme Salaman (ed.), Human Resource Strategies, Sage Publications/The Open University, London, pp.138-55, reprinted from Steven L. Sauter, Joseph J. Hurrell Jr and Cary L. Cooper (eds), Job Control and Worker Health, John Wiley, Chichester, for the US Government NIOSH, Chapter 12, pp.255-273.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1991,

‘Figure-ground reversal in systems development and implementation: from HCI to OSI’, in M.I. Nurminen and G.R.S. Weir (eds), Human Jobs and Computer Interfaces, North Holland, Amsterdam, pp.213-28.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1989,

‘Using the new technology’, in Margaret Patrickson (ed.), Readings in Organizational Behaviour, Harper & Row, Sydney, pp.122-36 (reprint from European Management Journal).

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1989,

‘Weighill Hotel, Glasgow’, in Luiz Moutinho (ed.), Cases in Marketing Management, Addison-Wesley, Wokingham, pp.118-29.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1989,

‘Principles and practice in work design’, in Keith Sisson (ed.), Personnel Management in Britain, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, Chapter 4, pp.78-100.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1989,

‘High performance: new boundaries of acceptability in worker control’, in Steven L. Sauter, Joseph J. Hurrell Jr and Cary L. Cooper (eds), Job Control and Worker Health, John Wiley, Chichester, for the US Government National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Chapter 12, pp.255-273.

 

Boddy, D. and Buchanan, D.A., 1988,

‘Information technology and the experience of work’, in Ronald Baecker and William A.S. Buxton (eds), Readings in Human-Computer Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Morgan Kaufmann Inc., Los Altos, California.

 

Buchanan, D.A., Boddy, D. and McCalman, J., 1988,

‘Getting in, getting on, getting out, and getting back’, in Alan Bryman (ed.), Doing Research in Organizations, Routledge, London, pp.53-67.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and McCalman, J., 1988,

‘Confidence, visibility and performance: the effects of shared information in computer-aided hotel management’, in David Boddy, James McCalman and David Buchanan (eds), The New Management Challenge: Information Systems for Improved Performance, Croom Helm, Beckenham, pp.17-29.

 

Boddy, D. and Buchanan, D.A., 1988,

‘The new management challenge: information systems for improved performance’, in David Boddy, James McCalman and David Buchanan (eds), The New Management Challenge: Information Systems for Improved Performance, Croom Helm, Beckenham, pp.1-16.

 

Boddy, D. and Buchanan, D.A., 1986,

‘Information technology and productivity: myths and realities’, in Tom Lupton (ed.), Human Factors: Man, Machine and New Technology, IFS (Publications), Bedford (reprinted from Omega).

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Boddy, D., 1986,

‘Advanced technology and the quality of working life: the effects of computerized controls on biscuit making operators’, in Frank Landy (ed.), Readings in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dorsey Press, New York, reprinted from Journal of Occupational Psychology.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1986,

‘Management objectives in technical change’, in David Knights and Hugh Willmott (eds), Managing the Labour Process, Gower Publishing, Aldershot, pp.67-84.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1985,

‘Using the new technology’, in Tom Forester (ed.), The Information Technology Revolution, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, pp.454-65, reprinted from European Management Journal.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Boddy, D., 1985,

‘Skills, motivation and interdependencies: the effective use of new computing technology’, in Lee W. Frederiksen and Anne W. Riley (eds), Computers, People and Productivity, The Haworth Press, New York, pp.99-108, reprinted from Journal of Organizational Behaviour Management.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1983,

‘Technological imperatives and strategic choice’, in Graham Winch (ed.), Information Technology in Manufacturing Processes: Case Studies in Technological Change, Rossendale, London, pp.72-80.

 

Boddy, D. and Buchanan, D.A., 1982,

‘Information technology and the experience of work’, in L. Bannon, U. Barry and O. Holst (eds), Information Technology: Impact on the Way of Life, Tycooly International Publishing, Dublin, 1982, pp.144-57.

 

 

Refereed academic journal publications

 

Hällgren, M. and Buchanan, D.A., 2020,

‘The dark side of group behavior: Zombie apocalypse lessons’, Academy of Management Perspectives, vol.34, no.4, pp.434-57.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Hällgren, M., 2019,

‘Surviving a zombie apocalypse: leadership configurations in extreme contexts’, Management Learning, vol.50, no.2, pp.152-170.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Moore, C., 2016,

‘Never say never again: post-incident change and the investigation trap’, Journal of Change Management, vol. 16, no.3, pp.159-83.

 

Gascoigne, C., Parry, E. and Buchanan, D.A., 2015,

‘Extreme work, gendered work?: how extreme jobs and the discourse of “personal choice” perpetuate gender inequality’, Organization, vol.22, no.4, pp.457-75.

 

Buchanan, D.A., Parry, E., Gascoigne, C. and Moore, C., 2013,

‘Are healthcare middle management jobs extreme jobs?’, Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol.27, no.5, pp.646-64.

 

Buchanan, D.A., Denyer, D., Jaina, J., Kelliher, C., Moore, C., Parry, E., and Pilbeam, C.J., 2013,

‘How do they manage?: A qualitative study of the realities of middle and front line management work in healthcare’, Health Services & Delivery Research Journal, vol.1, no.4, pp.1-248.

 

Moore, C. and Buchanan, D.A., 2013,

‘Sweat the small stuff: a case study of small scale change processes and consequences in acute care’, Health Services Management Research, vol.26, no.1, pp.9-17.

 

McDermott, A., Fitzgerald, L. and Buchanan, D.A., 2013,

‘Beyond acceptance and resistance: entrepreneurial change agency responses in policy implementation’, British Journal of Management, vol.24 (special issue), pp.93-105.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2013,

‘Pure plays and hybrids: acute trust management profile and capacity’, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, vol.18, no.2, pp.90-97.

 

Buchanan, D.A and Denyer, D., 2013,

‘Researching tomorrow’s crisis: methodological innovations and wider implications’, International Journal of Management Reviews, vol.15, no.2, pp.205-24.

 

Fitzgerald, L., Ferlie, E., McGivern, G. and Buchanan, D.A., 2013,

‘Distributed leadership patterns and service improvement: evidence and argument from English healthcare’, The Leadership Quarterly, vol.24, no.1, pp.227-239.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2011,

‘Good practice, not rocket science: understanding failures to change after extreme events’, Journal of Change Management, vol.11, no.3, pp.273-88.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Storey, J., 2010,

‘Don’t stop the clock: manipulating hospital waiting lists’, Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol.24, no.4, pp.343-360.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 2008,

‘You stab my back, I’ll stab yours: management experience of and attitudes towards organization political behaviour’, British Journal of Management, vol.19, no.1, pp.49-64.

 

Storey, J. and Buchanan, D.A., 2008,

‘Healthcare governance and organizational barriers to learning from mistakes’, Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol.22, no.6, pp.642-651.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Bryman, A., 2007,

‘Contextualizing methods choice in organizational research’, Organizational Research Methods, vol.10, no.3, pp.483-501.

 

Buchanan, D.A., Addicott, R., Fitzgerald, L. and Ferlie, E., 2007,

‘Nobody in charge: distributed change agency in healthcare’, Human Relations, vol.60, no.7, pp.1065-1090.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Dawson, P., 2007,

‘Discourse and audience: organizational change as multi-story process’, Journal of Management Studies, 44(5): 669-86.

 

Buchanan, D.A., Caldwell, R., Meyer, J., Storey, S. and Wainwright, C., 2007,

‘Leadership transmission: a muddled metaphor?’, Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol.21, no.3, pp.246-58.

 

Fitzgerald, L., Ferlie, E., Addicott, R., Baeza, J., Buchanan, D.A. and McGivern, G., 2007,

‘Service improvement in healthcare: understanding change capacity and change context’, Clinician in Management, vol.15, pp.61-74.

 

Gollop, R., Ketley, D., Buchanan, D., Whitby, E., Lamont, S., Jones, J., Neath, A. and Fitzgerald, L., 2006,

‘Research into practice: a model for healthcare management research ?’, Evidence and Policy, vol.2, no.2, pp.257-267.

 

Huczynski, A. and Buchanan, D., 2005,

‘Feature films in management education: beyond illustration and entertainment’, Journal of Organizational Behavior Education, vol.1, no.1, pp.73-94.

 

Dawson, P. and Buchanan, D., 2005,

‘The way it really happened: competing narratives in the political process of technological change’, Human Relations, vol.58, no.7, pp.845-865.

 

Buchanan, D., Ketley, D., Gollop, R., Jones, J.L., Lamont, S.S., Neath, A. and Whitby, E., 2005,

‘No going back: a review of the literature on sustaining organizational change’, International Journal of Management Reviews, vol.7, no.3, pp.189-205.

 

Buchanan, D., Abbott, S., Bentley, J., Lanceley, A. and Meyer, J., 2005,

‘Let’s be PALS: user-driven organizational change in healthcare’, British Journal of Management, vol.16, no.4, pp.315-28.

 

Buchanan, D., 2004,

‘Getting the story straight: illusions and delusions in the organizational change process’, Tamara: The Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science, vol.2, no.4, pp.7-21 (special edition on critical approaches to change management, edited by Robert Chia and David Collins).

 

Gollop, R., Whitby, E., Buchanan, D. and Ketley, D., 2004,

‘Influencing sceptical staff to become supporters of service improvement: a qualitative study of doctors’ and managers’ views’, Quality and Safety in Healthcare, vol.13, no.2, pp.108-114.

 

Buchanan, D. and Huczynski, A., 2004,

‘Images of influence: Twelve Angry Men and Thirteen Days’, Journal of Management Inquiry, vol.13, no.4, pp.312-23.

 

Huczynski, A. and Buchanan, D., 2004,

‘Theory from fiction: a narrative process perspective on the pedagogical use of feature film’, Journal of Management Education, vol.28, no.6, pp.707-26.

 

Buchanan, D., 2003,

‘Demands, instabilities, manipulations, careers: the lived experience of driving change’, Human Relations, vol.56, no.6, pp.663-84.

 

Buchanan, D., 2001,

‘The role of photography in organization research: a re-engineering case illustration’, Journal of Management Inquiry, vol.10, no.2, pp.151-64.

 

Doyle, M., Claydon, T., and Buchanan, D., 2000,

‘Mixed results, lousy process: the management experience of organizational change’, British Journal of Management, vol.11, special conference edition, pp.59-80.

 

Mueller, F., Procter, S. and Buchanan, D., 2000,

‘Teamworking in its context(s): antecedents, nature and dimensions’, Human Relations, vol.53, no.11, pp.1387-424.

 

Buchanan, D., 1999,

‘The politics of organizational change: the lived experience’, Human Relations, vol.52, no.6, pp.1-21.

 

Buchanan, D., 1999,

‘The logic of political action: an experiment with the epistemology of the particular’, British Journal of Management, vol.10, special conference edition, pp.73-88.

 

Buchanan, D., Claydon, T. and Doyle, M., 1999,

‘Organization development and change: the legacy of the nineties’, Human Resource Management Journal, vol.9, no.2, pp.20-37.

 

Buchanan, D., 1998,

‘Representing process: the contribution of a re-engineering frame’, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, vol.18, no.12, pp.1163-88.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1997,

‘The limitations and opportunities of business process re-engineering in a politicized organizational climate’, Human Relations, vol.50, no.1, pp.51-72.

 

Smith, A., Preston, D., Buchanan, D. and Jordan, S., 1997,

‘When two worlds collide: conducting a management evaluation in a medical environment’, Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, vol.3, no.1, pp.49-68.

 

 

Buchanan, D., Jordan, S., Preston, D., and Smith, A., 1997,

‘Doctor in the process: the engagement of clinical directors in hospital management’, Journal of Management in Medicine, vol.11, no.3, pp.132-156.

 

Preston, D., Smith, A., Buchanan, D., and Jordan, S., 1996,

‘Symbols of the NHS: understanding the culture and communication processes of a general hospital’, Management Learning, vol.27, no.3, pp.343-357.

 

Barnett, S., Buchanan, D., Patrickson, M. and Maddern, J., 1996,

‘Negotiating the evolution of the HR function: practical advice from the health care sector’, Human Resource Management Journal, vol.6, no.4, pp.18-37.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Wilson, B., 1996,

‘Re-engineering operating theatres: the perspective assessed’, Journal of Management in Medicine, vol.10, no.4, pp.57-74.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1993,

‘Recruitment mode as a factor affecting informant response in organizational research’, Journal of Management Studies, vol.30, no.1., pp.297-313.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Preston, D., 1992,

‘Life in the cell: supervision and teamwork in a “manufacturing systems engineering” environment’, Human Resource Management Journal, vol.2, no.4, pp.55-80.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1991,

‘Beyond content and control: project vulnerability and the process agenda’, International Journal of Project Management, vol.9, no.4, pp.233-9.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1991

‘Vulnerability and agenda: context and process in project management’, British Journal of Management, vol.2, no.3, pp.121-32.

 

McCalman, J. and Buchanan, D.A., 1990,

‘High performance work systems:  the need for transition management’, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, vol.10, no.2, pp.10-25.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and McCalman, J., 1988,

‘Confidence, visibility and pressure: the impact of computerization on hotel management, New Technology, Work and Employment, vol.3, no.1, pp.38-46.

 

Wilson, F.M. and Buchanan, D.A., 1988,

‘The effect of new technology in the engineering industry: cases of control and constraining’, Work, Employment & Society, vol.2, no.3 (September), pp.366-80.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Bessant, J., 1985,

‘Failure, uncertainty and control: the role of operators in computer integrated production systems’, Journal of Management Studies, vol.22, no.3, pp.292-308.

 

Boddy, D. and Buchanan, D.A., 1984,

‘Information technology and productivity: myths and realities’, Omega, vol.12, no.3, pp.233-40.

 

Boddy, D. and Buchanan, D.A., 1984,

‘Implications for development of new technology’, Management Education and Development, vol.15, no.2, pp.176-82.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Boddy, D., 1984,

‘Skills, motivation and interdependencies: the effective use of new information technology’, Journal of Organizational Behaviour Management, vol.6, nos. 3 and 4 (special edition), pp.99-108.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Boddy, D., 1983,

‘Advanced technology and the quality of working life: the effects of computerized controls on biscuit making operators’, Journal of Occupational Psychology, vol.56, no.2, pp.109-19.

 

Buchanan, D.A., 1982,

‘Using the new technology: management objectives and organizational choices’, European Management Journal, vol.1, no.2, pp.70-79.

 

Buchanan, D.A. and Boddy, D., 1982,

‘Advanced technology and the quality of working life: the effects of word processing on video typists’, Journal of Occupational Psychology, vol.55, no.1, pp.1-11.

 

Huczynski, A.A. and Buchanan, D.A., 1982,

‘Management development and social science: complementary or conflicting endeavours ?’, Management Education and Development, vol.13, no.3, pp.191-200.

 

Boddy, D. and Buchanan, D.A., 1981,

‘Word processing in a marine engineering consultancy: Y-ARD’, Effective Computer Applications, vol.1, no.1, pp.36-59.