Engineering culture control and commitment in a high-tech co rporation

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Engineering Culture is an award-winning ethnography of the engineering division of a large American high-tech corporation. Now, this influential book - which has been translated into Japanese, Italian...
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Engineering Culture is an award-winning ethnography of the engineering division of a large American high-tech corporation. Now, this influential book - which has been translated into Japanese, Italian and Hebrew - has been revised to bring it up to date. In Engineering Culture, Gideon Kunda offers a critical analysis of an American companys well-known and widely emulated corporate culture. Kunda uses detailed descriptions of everyday interactions and rituals in which the culture is brought to life, excerpts from in-depth interviews and a wide variety of corporate texts to vividly portray managerial attempts to design and impose the culture and the ways in which it is experienced by members of the organization. The companys management, Kunda reveals, uses a variety of methods to promulgate what it claims is a non-authoritarian, informal, and flexible work environment that enhances and rewards individual commitment, initiative, and creativity while promoting personal growth. The author demonstrates, however, that these pervasive efforts mask an elaborate and subtle form of normative control in which the members minds and hearts become the target of corporate influence.
Uitgever Temple University Press
Druk 1
ISBN/EAN 9781592135462
Auteur Kunda, G.
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