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This five-part volume has two purposes: to explore the connections between culture inside and outside organizations, and to focus on a diverse range of methodologies useful in understanding organizational symbols, rituals, language, and distribution of power. Part One focuses on theoretical discussions and analyses of organizational culture. In Part Two, the contributors distinguish the process of cultural change from the deliberate management of that process. Part Three confronts the problem of how to conduct and manage research. Part Four places organizational culture in a wider social context. Part Five looks at the future of this area of organizational study.
Prologue - Anthony G Athos
An Allegorical View of Organizational Culture - Peter J Frost et al
PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
Introduction - Meryl Louis
Cultural Organization - John Van Maanen and Stephen R Barley
Fragments of a Theory
Is the Concept of Culture a Paradigm for Understanding Organizations and Ourselves? - Linda Smircich
An Investigator's Guide to Workplace Culture - Meryl Reis Louis
PART TWO: CAN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE BE MANAGED?
Introduction - Joanne Martin
Founders and the Elusiveness of a Cultural Legacy - Joanne Martin, Sim B Sitkin and Michael Boehm
After the Founder - Caren Siehl
An Opportunity to Manage Culture
The Life Stages of a Symbol - Thomas C Dandridge
When Symbols Work and When They Can't
Untangling Webs, Surfing Waves and Wildcatting - Linda A Krefting and Peter J Frost
A Multiple Metaphor Perspective on Managing Organizational Culture
On the Feasibility of Cultural Intervention in Organizations - Craig C Lundberg
Can Organizational Culture be Managed? — A Synthesis - Walter R Nord
PART THREE: HOW SHOULD ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE BE STUDIED?
Introduction - Craig C Lundberg
Managing Research Whilst Researching Managers - Philip H Mirvis
The Difficulty of Framing a Perspective on Organizational Culture - Guy B Adams and Virginia Hill Ingersoll
Is Ethics the Issue? - Michael Owen Jones
Ethical Considerations in Cultural Research in Organizations - Stanley Deetz
Unethical Business Behavior must be Understood - Charles Butcher
PART FOUR: HOW ARE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES AND THE WIDER CULTURAL CONTEXT LINKED?
Introduction - Larry F Moore
Organization Change as a Symbolic Transformation Process - Per-Olof Berg
Culture Collisions in Mergers and Acquisitions - Gordon A Walter
The Transformation of Organizational Cultures - Robert E Quinn and Michael R Mc Grath
A Competing Values Perspective
Linking the Host Culture to Organizational Variables - Brenda E F Beck and Larry F Moore
A Cultural Perspective on the Study of Industrial Relations - Robert J Davies and Nan Weiner
Culture as Culture - Mavor Moore
PART FIVE: DOES ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE HAVE A FUTURE?
Introduction - Peter J Frost
The Significance of Corporate Culture - Karl E Weick