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Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture
Mapping the Terrain

October 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.
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
To Count or Not to Count?
Putting It All Together
Reviews of Sample Studies

Writing about Cultures
A Crisis of Representation?

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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