African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4137

Full Length Research Paper

Predictors of effective change management: A literature review

William Makumbe
  • William Makumbe
  • Department of Management Studies, Great Zimbabwe University Masvingo, Zimbabwe.
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  •  Received: 08 November 2016
  •  Accepted: 28 November 2016
  •  Published: 14 December 2016


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