Organizational Culture: Mapping the Terrain / Edition 1

Organizational Culture: Mapping the Terrain / Edition 1

by Joanne Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803972954

ISBN-13: 9780803972957

Pub. Date: 08/21/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Expert author Joanne Martin examines a variety of conflicting ways to study cultures in organizations, including different theoretical orientations, political ideologies (managerial, critical, and apparently neutral); methods (qualitative, quantitative, and hybrid approaches), and styles of writing about culture (ranging from traditional to postmodern and

Overview

Expert author Joanne Martin examines a variety of conflicting ways to study cultures in organizations, including different theoretical orientations, political ideologies (managerial, critical, and apparently neutral); methods (qualitative, quantitative, and hybrid approaches), and styles of writing about culture (ranging from traditional to postmodern and experimental). In addition, she offers a guide for those who might want to study culture themselves, addressing such issues as: What qualitative, quantitative, and hybrid methods can be used to study culture? What standards are used when reviewers evaluate these various types of research? What innovative ways of writing about culture have been introduced? And finally, what are the most important unanswered questions for future organizational culture researchers?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803972957
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/21/2001
Series:
Foundations for Organizational Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
415
Sales rank:
597,615
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: MAPPING THE CULTURAL TERRAIN
An Introduction and Overview
The Culture Wars
Pieces of the Puzzle
What Is Culture? What Is not Culture?
Single-Perspective Theories of Culture
A Three-Perspective Theory of Culture
Interests and Claims of Neutrality
PART TWO: DOING CULTURAL RESEARCH
To Count or Not to Count?
Putting It All Together
Reviews of Sample Studies
Writing about Cultures
A Crisis of Representation?
PART THREE: EXPLORING THE EDGES OF CULTURAL THEORY
Cultural Boundaries
Moveable, Fluctuating, Permeable, Blurred and Dangerous
Terra Incognita
Ideas for Future Research

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