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Organizational Culture
Mapping the Terrain



© 2001 | 415 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing a thorough interdisciplinary overview of organizational culture literature, this book shows how and why researchers have disagreed about such fundamental questions as: What is organizational culture? What are the major theoretical perspectives used to understand cultures in organizations? How can a researcher decipher the political interests inherent in research that claims to be politically neutral merely `descriptive'? It will be useful for graduate students and academics in the fields of organizational culture, qualitative methods and cultural studies.
 
PART ONE: MAPPING THE CULTURAL TERRAIN
 
An Introduction and Overview
 
The Culture Wars
 
Pieces of the Puzzle
What Is Culture? What Is not Culture?  
 
Single-Perspective Theories of Culture
 
A Three-Perspective Theory of Culture
 
Interests and Claims of Neutrality
 
PART TWO: DOING CULTURAL RESEARCH
 
To Count or Not to Count?
 
Putting It All Together
Reviews of Sample Studies  
 
Writing about Cultures
A Crisis of Representation?  
 
PART THREE: EXPLORING THE EDGES OF CULTURAL THEORY
 
Cultural Boundaries
Moveable, Fluctuating, Permeable, Blurred and Dangerous  
 
Terra Incognita
Ideas for Future Research  

very good book. describes the important role of OC relevant to performance. differentiates between three different perspectives in OC
Will be relevant for final year students more than year 1 or 2

Mr Oran Doherty
Department of Business, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
October 15, 2014

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