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Understanding organizational culture

Author: Mats Alvesson
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides a guide to understanding organisational culture from a range of angles, contexts and sectors. It covers a wide spectrum of management and organisation while developing a new theoretical approach to organisational culture.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mats Alvesson
ISBN: 0761970053 9780761970057 0761970061 9780761970064
OCLC Number: 46504276
Description: vi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Concept of Organizational Culture --
The meaning(s) of culture --
Some comments on the contemporary interest in organizational culture --
Cognitive interests --
Culture as a Metaphor and Metaphors for Culture --
The metaphor concept --
Metaphors in social science--nuisance or breakthroughs? --
Metaphors--some problems --
Culture as critical variable versus culture as root metaphor --
Metaphors for culture --
Organizational Culture and Performance --
The dominance of instrumental values --
Approaches to the culture--performance relationship --
The culture--performance relationship --
Does culture cause anything? The problems of separating culture and other phenomena --
Positive and less positive outcomes of corporate culture: a case study --
The ambiguity of performance: blame time and milking --
Organizational Culture and Business Administration --
Organizational culture and the business concept --
Corporate strategy --
Organizational culture and marketing --
Other subfields: networks, rationalizations and performance indicators --
Leadership and Organizational Culture --
What is leadership? --
Varieties of leadership --
Leadership in the context of organizational culture --
A case of initiator-leadership and follower-leadership --
Culture as Constraint: An Emancipatory Approach --
Culture as a counterforce to variation and autonomy --
Culture and power --
Culture as a source of taken-for-granted assumptions --
Gender and organizational culture --
Ethical closure in organizations --
Corporate culture and closure at Pepsi Cola.
Responsibility: Mats Alvesson.
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