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Alan M. Barstow, PhD
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Alan M. Barstow is an author, consultant and educator specializing in organizational design, and the process of change. Dr. Barstow is the Director of Academics and Collaboration and a faculty member of the Organizational Dynamics Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Barstow co-founded INTERACT: The Institute for Interactive Management in 1986 and served on its Board of Directors. Prior to Autumn, 1986, Dr. Barstow held the position of Faculty Research Associate at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Barstow engages executives and professionals in rethinking strategic goals and action, and in learning effective ways to produce change. Dr. Barstow is a Fulbright Scholar and received his Ph. D. in Anthropology from Columbia University. His dissertation, "The Politics of Employee Participation," was based on action research conducted at Volvo Corporation (Sweden) in 1982-83.

Dr. Barstow works as an educator and consultant to organizations engaged in redesign and cultural transformation processes. "Organizations engaged in such efforts are doing important work. They are focused on where they are going, not where they have been. This is essential for success and maintaining adaptability in an environment of turbulent and complex change." Alan Barstow, 2007.


"If, in this world it is necessary to specialize, then, in the words of Jose Ortega y Gasset, I wish to "specialize in the construction of the whole."


Penn Arts & Sciences Organizational Dynamics

Graduate Course: DYNM 758: Sweden: Strategies for Thriving in the 21st Century

Graduate Course: Organizational Culture and Learning

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