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William Pasmore

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • B.S.I.M., Purdue University

Scholarly Interests

  • Organizational change
  • Organizational design
  • Leadership development
  • Team dynamics
  • Global organizations
  • Collaborative action research
  • CEO succession

Selected Publications

Woodman, R., Pasmore, W., & Rami Shani, A.B. (Eds.). (2011). Research in organizational change and development. Emerald Publishing.

Rami Shani, A.B., Mohrman, S.A., Pasmore, W.A., Stymne, B., & Adler, N. (Eds.) (2007). Handbook of collaborative management research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Pasmore, W. and Torres, R. (2003). Choosing the next best CEO: Succession should be a process, not a horse race. Mercer Management Journal, 16, 67-75.

Carucci, R.A., & Pasmore, W.A. (2002). Relationships that enable enterprise change: Leveraging the client -consultant connection. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Woodman, R. W., & Pasmore, W. A. (2002). The Heart of It All: Group- and Team-Based Interventions in Organization Development. In J. Waclawski & A. H. Church (Eds). Organization Development: A data-driven approach to Organization change. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Pasmore, W. (1995). Social science transformed: The socio-technical perspective. Human Relations, 48(1), 1-21.

Pasmore, W. (1994). Creating strategic change: Designing the flexible, high-performing organization. New York, NY: Wiley.

Pasmore, W. (1988) Designing effective organizations: The sociotechnical perspective. New York, NY: Wiley.

Pasmore, W., & Friedlander, F. (1982). An action research program for increasing employee involvement in problem solving. Administrative Science Quarterly, 27(3), 343-362.

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Singapore Today: What Drives You? (4/26/10)
Forbes.com:  You Need A Leadership Strategy Now (2/24/2010)

ORLJ 6343: Practicum in change and consultation in organizations

Permission required. Prerequisite: ORL 5362 and ORLJ 4005. Enrollment limited. Open to doctoral candidates and others who have a strong background in social science, organizational behavior, administration, psychology, or business. Planned change in organizations. Offers the opportunity to study and experience anticipated consultant roles during the entry, diagnostic, and intervention phases of efforts to effect change. Special fee.

ORLJ 6349: Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology : Group/organizational dynamics and diversity

Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.

William Pasmore appeared in the following articles:

Learning to Lead Change (5/14/2012)

Bringing It All Back Home (5/11/2011)

The Change Agents (5/11/2011)

Executive Master's Program in Organization Change Leadership (1/31/2011)

Social, Organized and Psyched (11/17/2010)