Ein generisches Vorgehens- und Maßnahmenselektionsmodell zur Unterstützung von Managemententscheidungen im Rahmen von Veränderungsprozessen in Industrieunternehmen

Translated title of the contribution: A generic process and measure selection model to support management decisions in the scope of organisational change processes in industrial companies

Hans Maier

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis


The increasing complexity and dynamics both within companies and in the environment require a holistic and sustainable solution for the management and implementation of change initiatives in the industry. Although change is part of everyday life in the organisational context, the prerequisites needed for it are often disregarded and attempts are made to implement them as simplified projects. To support people in change, appropriate management tools are needed besides to the required leadership skills, and although a variety of tools exist, failures accumulate due to a lack of adaptability regarding organizations¿ state. The works aim is to create a model that supports management in the implementation and monitoring of change initiatives with the corresponding recommendations for action and the tools required for this purpose. For this purpose, already existing change models were combined and adapted for the developed model. Based on extensive literature re- search, the process and content model are created as a generic and application-oriented model. The dissertations¿ result offers the user of the model a practical instrument that can be applied at two different levels of detail. The superordinate process model is used for initial rough planning and, by classification based on the change morphology, raises awareness of the scope and the people (groups) affected by the change. In the next detailed step, the change difficulty is used as input for the action selection model, which assigns methods, instruments and models to different phases of a change process model and provides the user with a guide for the planned change. A comparison of required and existing method competencies based on the model proposal enables the identification and planning of individual qualification measures required for the change. The validation is based on case studies carried out by three different change initiatives in a maintenance organisation. Due to the generic design of the procedure and measure selection model, this model can be applied without restriction to different sectors and specialist areas and to sustainably anchor change initiatives in the company.
Translated title of the contributionA generic process and measure selection model to support management decisions in the scope of organisational change processes in industrial companies
Original languageGerman
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Stahl, Heinz K., Assessor B (external), External person
  • Biedermann, Hubert, Supervisor (internal)
  • Posch, Wolfgang, Co-Supervisor (internal)
  • Vorbach, Stefan, Assessor A (external), External person
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Bibliographical note

embargoed until 19-03-2028


  • Change management
  • change research
  • management
  • process model
  • selection model

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