Contemporary organisations increasingly find themselves grappling with rapidly evolving and dynamic global settings. The focused; systematic and pragmatic approach of Organisation Development (OD) is invaluable when it comes to navigating organisational and larger systems change. Organisation development - theory and practice provides a thorough account of this discipline and practice field from both an international and a more localised perspective. It explains but also moves beyond the fundamentals; demonstrating and applying relevant theory in practical situations. It highlights contemporary and emerging challenges; as well as long-standing historical and/or classical debates. Organisation development - theory and practice is structured around the key stages and considerations of the action research and intervention process. Examples and illustrative case studies are provided to further develop conceptual skills in the areas of analysis; interpretation and application.