Understanding Organizational Culture

Author: Mats Alvesson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446271811
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'With his usual engaging and inimitable style, Mats Alvesson takes the reader on a riveting journey through the diverse ways in which culture itself can be understood and how these powerfully inform organizational life.' - Blake E. Ashforth, Arizona State University 'Understanding Organizational Culture comunicates complex ideas in a manner that will illuminate for those who are less familiar with the concepts discussed, as well as providing a depth and critique of interest to those familiar with the topics.' - Claire Valentin, The University of Edinburgh Unlike prescriptive books about organizations, Understanding Organizational Culture challenges and provokes the reader to think critically. It provides an insight into organizational culture, aided by numerous empirical illustrations from ethnographic studies that develop and illustrate how cultural thinking can be used in managerial and non-managerial organizational theory and practice. Mats Alvesson answers questions of definition, explores alternative perspectives and exands on substantive issues, before discussing key issues of research and developing his framework. Further more, the advances in the field of organizational culture are synthesized for the reader by drawing upon the range of relevant literature within organization studies. Understanding Organizational Culture provides great breadth within a textbook approach - covering a wide spectrum of management and organization while at the same time developing a new theoretical approach to organizational culture. The new edition contains improved pedagogy and expanded coverage of topics such as identity and organizational change. It is essential reading for students taking undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Theory on Management and Organization Studies programmes, including MBA.

Understanding Organizational Culture

Author: Mats Alvesson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761970064
Format: PDF, Docs
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The concept of culture is a key issue within management and organization studies. Understanding Organizational Culture provides a useful and comprehensive guide to understanding organizational culture, from a range of angles, contexts and sectors. The book answers questions of definition, explores alternative perspectives, and expands on substantive issues (such as leadership and change), before discussing key issues of research and providing a new framework for this topic. Mats Alvesson synthesizes for students the advances in the field of organizational culture, drawing upon the range of relevant literature within Organization Studies. The author also uses examples to develop and illustrate ideas on how cultural

Understanding Organizational Culture

Author: Mats Alvesson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761970064
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
The concept of culture is a key issue within management and organization studies. Understanding Organizational Culture provides a useful and comprehensive guide to understanding organizational culture, from a range of angles, contexts and sectors. The book answers questions of definition, explores alternative perspectives, and expands on substantive issues (such as leadership and change), before discussing key issues of research and providing a new framework for this topic. Mats Alvesson synthesizes for students the advances in the field of organizational culture, drawing upon the range of relevant literature within Organization Studies. The author also uses examples to develop and illustrate ideas on how cultural

Communication and Organizational Culture

Author: Joann Keyton
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483360156
Format: PDF
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This book provides a clear and concise introduction to the different approaches to studying organizational culture. Joann Keyton introduces the basic elements—assumptions, values, and artifacts—of organizational culture, draws on communication and management research findings, and integrates practical applications throughout the text. The book helps students to identify and read organizational culture through different lenses, create cultural interpretations, and ultimately make informed work and employment decisions.

Organizational Culture and Leadership

Author: Edgar H. Schein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787985058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this third edition of his classic book, Edgar Schein shows how to transform the abstract concept of culture into a practical tool that managers and students can use to understand the dynamics of organizations and change. Organizational pioneer Schein updates his influential understanding of culture--what it is, how it is created, how it evolves, and how it can be changed. Focusing on today's business realities, Schein draws on a wide range of contemporary research to redefine culture, offers new information on the topic of occupational cultures, and demonstrates the crucial role leaders play in successfully applying the principles of culture to achieve organizational goals. He also tackles the complex question of how an existing culture can be changed--one of the toughest challenges of leadership. The result is a vital resource for understanding and practicing organizational effectiveness.

Understanding Western Culture

Author: Guobin Xu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811081506
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Promoting cultural understanding in a globalized world, this collection offers a new perspective on Western philosophy and religion through the voices of Chinese scholars. It examines the evolution of economic and political structures across the United States and the European Union, as well as key developments in various educational systems in the United Kingdom, Sweden, the US, France and Germany. As an interdisciplinary study situated at the intersection of sociology, history, culture and philosophy, this book re-examines pivotal structures and developments in Western countries and provides readers with a succinct yet effective way of mastering a deeper understanding of Western culture.

Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture

Author: Kim S. Cameron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118003329
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Third Edition of this key resource provides a means of understanding and changing organizational culture in order to make organizations more effective. It provides validated instruments for diagnosing organizational culture and management competency; a theoretical framework (competing values) for understanding organizational culture; and a systematic strategy and methodology for changing organizational culture and personal behavior. New edition includes online versions of the MSAI and OCAI assessments and new discussions of the implications of national cultural profiles.

In Search of Excellence

Author: Thomas J. Peters
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062263617
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table. Based on a study of forty-three of America's best-run companies from a diverse array of business sectors, In Search of Excellence describes eight basic principles of management -- action-stimulating, people-oriented, profit-maximizing practices -- that made these organizations successful. Joining the HarperBusiness Essentials series, this phenomenal bestseller features a new Authors' Note, and reintroduces these vital principles in an accessible and practical way for today's management reader.

Neuro Organizational Culture

Author: Garo D. Reisyan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319221477
Format: PDF
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This book introduces a new concept on organizational culture, called ‘Neuro-Organizational Culture’, or ‘Neuroculture’; a concept that is based on the most recent neuroscientific knowledge. The book describes a new approach to understanding human behavior and interaction in the workplace, replacing the old concept of organizational culture by one that takes into account humans’ perceiving, feeling, thinking, and acting. Taking advantage of the substantial progress that has been made in neuroscientific research, the book combines experiences gained from organizational culture in the past 30 years with the latest findings from brain and emotion research, as well as with important insights from sociology and psychology. The book explains the three building blocks of Neuroculture: Reflexivity, Notions, and Emotions. Neuroculture consistently conceptualizes the culture of groups and individuals consistently under one roof, which allows for a better explanation of individual deviations. It provides a structural framework and an inventory along with proven methods and templates to analyze, continuously foster and actively change organizational culture. In addition, it outlines global megatrends in order to define cultural requisites that promote sustainable success of organizations in the 21st century.