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Reframing Organizational Culture

Reframing Organizational Culture

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September 1991 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`Left me nourished, stimulated, and encouraged. The book's numerous components flowed smoothly and logically, aided by strong transitions and integrative passages. Given the editor's objective to `reframe' rather than `revisit' organizational culture, I contend they succeeded. The content and extensive bibliography render it an excellent supplement for the academic audience: for those already in the field, the book provides a thorough update and challenge to the cutting edge; for those new to the field, the book offers a balanced and encouraging overview without intimidation.... The merits... to the practitioner audience stem from the concise writing and vivid examples, particularly in Part One and most of Part Two' - Journal of Management

With this follow-up to Organizational Culture (SAGE 1985), the editors continue their study of the interaction between investigation and the subject of inquiry. The editors have included a variety of frames as tools that allow readers to examine any empirical piece on organizational culture on its own merits - as good research - while at the same time, permit viewing it from other perspectives as well. Combined with a unique emphasis on process, this volume also includes reflections from the editors, pointing out their values, biases, beliefs, perceptions and experiences in research, and lending a human dimension to the research process.

The Integration Perspective
Edgar H Schein
The Role of the Founder in the Creation of Organizational Culture
Peggy McDonald
The Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee
Developing Organizational Culture in the Short Run

Stephen R Barley
Semiotics and the Study of Occupational and Organizational Culture
The Differentiation Perspective
John Van Maanen
The Smile Factory
Work at Disneyland

Michael Rosen
Breakfast at Spiro's
Dramaturgy and Dominance

Ed Young
On the Naming of the Rose
Interests and Multiple Meanings as Elements of Organizational Culture

Jean M Bartunek and Michael K Moch
Multiple Constituencies and the Quality of Working Life
Intervention at FoodCom

The Fragmentation Perspective
Karl E Weick
The Vulnerable System
An Analysis of the Tenerife Air Disaster

Debra E Meyerson
`Normal' Ambiguity? A Glimpse of an Occupational Culture
Martha S Feldman
The Meanings of Ambiguity
Learning from Stories and Metaphors

Taking a Three-Perspective Approach

Exploring an Exemplar of Organizational Culture Research
William Foote Whyte
Street Corner Society
Excerpts from the Appendix to the 1955 Edition

Michael Owen Jones
On Fieldwork, Symbols, and Folklore in the Writings of William Foote Whyte
Alan Bryman
Street Corner Society as a Model for Research into Organizational Culture
Patricia Riley
Cornerville as Narration
John M Jermier
Critical Epistemology and the Study of Organizational Culture
Reflections on

Street Corner Society
William Foote Whyte
Comments for the SCS Critics
Current Inquiries About Organizational Culture

Edgar H Schein
What Is Culture?
Debra E Meyerson
On Acknowledging and Uncovering Ambiguities in Cultures
Michael Rosen
Scholars, Travelers and Thieves
On Concept, Method and Cunning in Organizational Ethnography

Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges
Culture Is the Medium of Life
Harrison M Trice
Comments and Discussion
Anonymous Authors
Organizational Culture as Metafiction

Context and Choices in Organizational Research
Looking Back
Looking Inward
Peter J Frost
Mirror Talk
Self-Framing Experiences Along the Culture Trail

Joanne Martin
From Integration to Differentiation to Fragmentation to Feminism
Craig C Lundberg
Musings on Self, Culture, and Inquiry
Meryl Reis Louis
Reflections on an Interpretive Way of Life
Larry F Moore
Inside Aunt Virginia's Kitchen
Looking Beyond

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ISBN: 9780803936515