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Reading List: Books Referred to in Wick’s Articles

Argyris, C. (1970) Intervention Theory and Method: A Behavioural Science View. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Bennis, W.G. and H. A. Shephard. (1956) A Theory of Group Development. Human Relations, 9, 415–457.

Biesen, F. van and H. van der Zee. (1985) Het educatieve aspect van organisaties. M&O, 1985(4), 301–315.

Block, P. (1999) Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting your Expertise Used. 2nd Ed. New York: Wiley.

Bushe,G. and R. Marshak. (2015) Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change. San Francisco, CA: Berret-Koehler.

Cooperrider, D. L. and S. Srivastva.(1987) Appreciative Inquiry in Organizational Life. In: D. L. Cooperrider, P. F. Sorensen, Jr., D. Whitney and T. F Yaeger. (Eds). Appreciative Inquiry: Rethinking Human Organization Toward a Positive Theory of Change, pp. 55–97. Champaign, Illinois: Stipes Publishing.

Gergen, K. J. (1978) Toward Generative Theory, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 36(11), 1344–1360.


Gergen, K. J. (1993) Refiguring Self and Psychology. Dartmouth Publishing Co.

Gergen, K. J. (1999, 2009) An Invitation to Social Construction. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Gergen, Kenneth. (2009) Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gibb, J. (1964) Climate for Trust Formation. In L. P. Bradford, J. R. Gibb, and K. D. Benne (Eds) Group Theory and Laboratory Method. New York: Wiley.

Johnson, D. and Johnson, F. (2006) Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills. Pearson Allyn and Bacon.

Kolb, D. A., I. M. Rubin and J. McIntyre. (1984) Organizational Psychology: An Experiential Approach to Organizational Behavior. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice Hall Inc.

Kolb, D.A., J. S. Osland and I. M. Rubin. (1995) Organizational Behavior: An Experiential Approach. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice Hall Inc.

Lewin, K. (1935) A Dynamic Theory of Personality. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Lewin, K. (1948) Resolving Social Conflicts: Selected Papers on Group Dynamics. Gertrud Weiss Lewin (Ed). Washington: American Psychological Association.

Marrow, A. J. (1969). The Practical Theorist: The Life and Works of Kurt Lewin. New York: Basic Books Ltd.

Mintzberg, H. (1978) The Structuring of Organizations. Pearson.

Morgan, G. (2006) Images of Organizations. SAGE Publications.

Schein, E. H. (1999) Procesadvisering: Over de ondersteunende rol van de adviseur en de samenwerking tussen adviseur en cliënt [Process Consultation Revisited: Building the helping relationship]. Amsterdam.

Shaw, P. (2002) Changing Conversations in Organizations: A Complexity Approach to Change (Complexity and Emergence in Organizations). Routledge.

Shotter, J. (1975) Images of Man in Psychological Research. Methuen,

Shotter, J. and Gould, A. (1977) Human Action and its Psychological Investigation. Routledge.

Stacey, Ralph D. (2003) Complexity and Group Process: A Radically Social Understanding of Individuals. London and New York: Routledge.

Watkins, J., B. Mohr and R. Kelley (2001) Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of the Imagination. New York: Wiley.

Weick, K. E. (1969) The Social Psychology of Organizing. McGraw-Hill.

Weick, K. E. (1995) Sensemaking in Organizations. SAGE Publications.

White, Ralph K. and Lippitt, Ronald. (1960) Autocracy and Democracy: An Experimental Inquiry. Westport: Greenwood Press.

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