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Webs of resistence in a newly privatized Polish firm : workers react to organizational transformation

Author: Jennifer Lynn Roney
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Transnational business and corporate culture.
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Roney, Jennifer Lynn.
Webs of Resistence in a Newly Privatized Polish Firm : Workers React to Organizational Transformation.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Lynn Roney
ISBN: 9781135687267 1135687269
OCLC Number: 876513091
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Exhibits; Preface; Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION; The Research Question; The Meaning of Culture in this Study; Webs of Resistance-Meaning Behind the Title of this Book; The Case; Research Approach and Assumption; Ethnographic Authority; The Organization of the Book; Chapter 2. CULTURE, TQM AND POLAND; Culture; National/Regional Culture; Communist Culture; Limitations; Total Quality Management; Dimensions of TQM; Culture and TQM; Limitations; Poland; Polish Peasant History; The Impact of Communism on Polish Culture. Questions Generated by this Review of Polish HistoryChapter 3. CONCENTRIC CIRCLES OF POLISH LIFE; The Country; The Community; The Company; The Owner; Management; Workers; Customers and Suppliers; The Changes; Chapter 4. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS; Research Design: Choosing Ethnography as Method; General Assumptions; Reasons for Choosing a Single Case Approach; Reasons for Choosing Ethnography; Data Collection Methods; My Role; Data Collection Inside the Factory; Data Collection Outside the Factory; Data Analysis; Reliability and Validity of the Data; The Ethnographic Tale. Chapter 5. SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONSpies with Televisions Sets; Influences on Social Organization; Traditional Influences; Political Influences-Theoretical vs. ""Rear"" Socialism; Religious Influences; Summary-Influences on Social Organization; Cultural Values and Assumptions; Fatalism; Ascription; High Context; Individualism; Summary-Communist Culture; Chapter 6. PATTERNS OF SHARED MINDSETS; Insecurity and Instability; Trust; Distrust of Government; Distrust Within the Community; Distrust Within the Organization; Responsibility. Individualism and Collectivism: The Struggle between Opposing Cultural TendenciesDouble Standards; Individualism or Collectivism?; A New Conceptualization of Individualism-Collectivism; When Individualism Meets Collectivism-What Happens?; Tea and Jealousy; Shifting Orientations; Summary-Patterns of Shared Mindsets; Chapter 7. RESISTANCE TO CHANGE; The Quality Director and the Direction of Quality; Influences on The TQM Philosophy; TQM Values and Assumptions; Determinism; Achievement; Low-context; Individualism and Collectivism; TQM at the Lockem Factory; Teamwork; Empowerment. Visionary LeadershipContinuous Improvement of Quality; Summary Conflicting Values; Chapter 8. CONCLUSION; Contributions; Implication: Fatalism Interpretation?; Reflections on the Process- Field Study Abroad; Endnotes; Appendices; A. Company Data; B. Research Protocol; C. The Researcher as Instrument; D. Informants; E. Trust Question; F. Quality Wheel; References; Index.
Series Title: Transnational business and corporate culture.
Responsibility: Jennifer Lynn Roney.

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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