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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.

 
PART ONE: THINKING ABOUT ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
 
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  
 
Conclusion
Taking a Three-Perspective Approach  
 
PART TWO: RESEARCHING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
 
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
 
Framebreaking
Anonymous Authors
Masquerade
Organizational Culture as Metafiction  
 
Context and Choices in Organizational Research
 
PART THREE: AN EPILOGUE AND A CLOSING
 
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
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