Organizational Culture (The International Library of Critical Writings on Business and Management 15)

Organizational Culture (The International Library of Critical Writings on Business and Management 15)

By: Sierk Ybema (editor), Dvora Yanow (editor), Ida Sabelis (editor)Hardback

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This authoritative two-volume set presents classical, contemporary and critical texts that have influenced the development of the field of organizational culture and symbolism. This indispensable collection includes seminal papers relating to meaning-making in organizations and the subjective dimensions of organizational life as well as those which chart the field's historical roots. These volumes will be of immense value to students and scholars researching organizational culture, organizational symbolism, and the intellectual predecessors of the interpretive, linguistic, and critical turns in organizational studies of the late 1990s-2000s.

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Edited by Sierk Ybema, Assistant Professor, Department of Culture, Organization and Management, Vrije Universiteit, Dvora Yanow, Guest Professor, Wageningen University and Ida Sabelis, Assistant Professor, Department of Culture, Organization and Management, Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands


Contents: Volume I Acknowledgements Introduction Dvora Yanow and Sierk Ybema PART I ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE: FORERUNNERS 1. Elliott Jaques (1951), `Definitions' 2. Philip Selznick (1957), `The Definition of Mission and Role: Purpose and Commitment' 3. Barry A. Turner (1971), `The Industrial Subculture', `The Attribution of Meaning', `Communication and Ritual', and `Communication and Language' PART II ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AS A `NEW PARADIGM' 4. Andrew M. Pettigrew (1979), `On Studying Organizational Cultures' 5. Linda Smircich (1983), `Concepts of Culture and Organizational Analysis' 6. Edgar H. Schein (1984), 'Coming to a New Awareness of Organizational Culture' PART III CULTURE AS A TOOL OF MANAGEMENT 7. William G. Ouchi and Alfred M. Jaeger (1978), `Type Z Organization: Stability in the Midst of Mobility' 8. Terrence E. Deal and Allan A. Kennedy (1982), `Strong Cultures: The New "Old Rule" for Business Success' PART IV UNITY, CONFLICT OR COMPLEXITY? 9. John Van Maanen and Stephen R. Barley (1985), `Cultural Organization: Fragments of a Theory' 10. Debra Meyerson and Joanne Martin (1987), `Cultural Change: An Integration of Three Different Views' 11. Ed Young (1989), `On the Naming of the Rose: Interests and Multiple Meanings as Elements of Organizational Culture' PART V CONTROL, CONFORMITY AND RESISTANCE 12. Hugh Willmott (1993), `Strength is Ignorance; Slavery is Freedom: Managing Culture in Modern Organizations' 13. John M. Jermier, John W. Slocum, Jr., Louis W. Fry, Jeannie Gaines (1991), `Organizational Subcultures in a Soft Bureaucracy: Resistance Behind the Myth and Facade of an Official Culture' 14. David L. Collinson (1992), `Conclusion' PART VI CREATING AND CHANGING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES 15. Edgar H. Schein (1983), `The Role of the Founder in Creating Organizational Culture' 16. Mary Jo Hatch (1993), `The Dynamics of Organizational Culture' 17. Paul Bate (1994), `Towards an Integrated Strategy for Cultural Change' 18. Mats Alvesson (2002), `Cultural Change and Conclusions' PART VII THE MANAGEMENT OF MEANING, THE MEANING OF MANAGEMENT 19. Jeffrey Pfeffer (1981), `Management as Symbolic Action: The Creation and Maintenance of Organizational Paradigms' 20. Linda Smircich and Gareth Morgan (1982), `Leadership: The Management of Meaning' 21. Virginia Hill Ingersoll and Guy B. Adams (1986), `Beyond Organizational Boundaries: Exploring the Managerial Myth' 22. Barbara Gray, Michel G. Bougon and Anne Donnellon (1985), `Organizations as Constructions and Destructions of Meaning' PART VIII WRITING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 23. Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges (1992), `Budgets as Texts: On Collective Writing in the Public Sector' 24. Linda Smircich (1995), `Writing Organizational Tales: Reflections on Three Books on Organizational Culture' Name Index Volume II An introduction to both volumes appears in Volume I PART I CULTURE AT DIFFERENT LEVELS: NATIONAL, OCCUPATIONAL AND INDUSTRY CULTURES 1. Geert Hofstede (1983), `The Cultural Relativity of Organizational Practices and Theories' 2. John Van Maanen and Stephen R. Barley (1984), `Occupational Communities: Culture and Control in Organizations' PART II CULTURE FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES: CLIMATE, PSYCHOANALYSIS, GENDER, POSTMODERNISM 3. Arnon E. Reichers and Benjamin Schneider (1990), `Climate and Culture: An Evolution of Constructs' 4. Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries and Danny Miller (1986), `Personality, Culture, and Organization' 5. Albert J. Mills (1988) `Organization, Gender and Culture' 6. Silvia Gherardi (1995), `The Symbolic Order of Gender in Organizations' 7. Stephen Linstead and Robert Grafton-Small (1992), `On Reading Organizational Culture' 8. Paul Jeffcutt (1994), `From Interpretation to Representation in Organizational Analysis: Postmodernism, Ethnography and Organizational Symbolism' PART III ORGANIZATIONAL SYMBOLISM: FORERUNNERS 9. Harrison M. Trice, James Belasco and Joseph A. Alutto (1969), `The Role of Ceremonials in Organizational Behavior' 10. Burton R. Clark (1972), `The Organizational Saga in Higher Education' 11. Ian I. Mitroff and Ralph H. Kilmann (1975), `Stories Managers Tell: A New Tool for Organizational Problem Solving' 12. John W. Meyer and Brian Rowan (1977), `Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony' PART IV ORGANIZATIONAL SYMBOLISM: A TOPIC TO EXPAND ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS 13. Thomas C. Dandridge, Ian Mitroff and William F. Joyce (1980), `Organizational Symbolism: A Topic to Expand Organizational Analysis' 14. Meryl Reis Louis (1980), `Surprise and Sense Making: What Newcomers Experience in Entering Unfamiliar Organizational Settings' 15. Barry A. Turner (1986), `Sociological Aspects of Organizational Symbolism' 16. Pasquale Gagliardi (1990), `Artifacts as Pathways and Remains of Organizational Life' 17. Mats Alvesson and Per Olof Berg (1992), `Symbolic Management' PART V SYMBOLISM: LANGUAGE, ACTS AND OBJECTS 18. Martha S. Feldman and James G. March (1981), `Information in Organizations as Signal and Symbol' 19. Alan L. Wilkins (1984) `The Creation of Company Cultures: The Role of Stories and Human Resource Systems' 20. David M. Boje (1991), `The Storytelling Organization: A Study of Story Performance in an Office-Supply Firm' 21. Yiannis Gabriel (1995), `The Unmanaged Organization: Stories, Fantasies and Subjectivity' 22. Harrison M. Trice and Janice M. Beyer (1984), `Studying Organizational Cultures Through Rites and Ceremonials' 23. Michael Rosen (1985), `Breakfast at Spiro's: Dramaturgy and Dominance' 24. Per Olof Berg and Kristian Kreiner (1990), `Corporate Architecture: Turning Physical Settings into Symbolic Resources' Name Index

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