Understanding Organizational Culture / Edition 2

Understanding Organizational Culture / Edition 2

by Mats Alvesson
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SAGE Publications
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Understanding Organizational Culture / Edition 2

The new edition of this groundbreaking text in Organizational Studies has been revised and updated to keep apace with developments within Organizational Culture.

Unlike other prescriptive books about organizations, Understanding Organizational Culture challenges and provokes critical thinking, giving insight in to the field of organizational culture. Mats Alvesson answers questions of definition, explores alternative perspectives, and expands on substantive issues before discussing key issues of research synthesizes for students the advances in the field of organizational culture. The author also uses examples to develop and illustrate ideas on how cultural thinking can be used in managerial and non-managerial organizational theory and theory-supported practice.

This new edition contains added pedagogical features to increase accessibility and contains expanded coverage of topics such as globalization.

It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Management and Organization Studies, particularly for modules in Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Theory and on MBA programmes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857025586
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/16/2012
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

The Concept of Organizational Culture
Organizational Culture as Metaphor and Metaphors for Culture
Organizational Culture and Identity
Organizational Culture and Performance
Organizational Culture, Strategy and Marketing
Organizational Culture and Leadership
Work and Multiple Levels of Culture
Ambiguity of Culture
Culture as Constraint: An Emancipatory Approach
Cultural Change

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