Organizational culture

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Sage Publications, 1985 - Business & Economics - 419 pages
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.

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Prologue by Anthony G Athos

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Peter J. Frost" serves as the Edgar Kaiser Chair of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British Columbia. He has authored/edited over 10 books, including "Organizational Reality: Reports from the Firing Line; HRM Reality: Putting Competence in Context;" and "Reframing Organizational Culture." Other publications include "Leading in Times of Trauma" (published in the "Harvard Business Review"), "Why Compassion Counts!" (published in the "Journal of Management Inquiry"), and "The Toxic Handler, Organizational Hero and Casualty" (published in the "Harvard Business Review"). His latest book, "Toxic Emotions at Work," is published by Harvard Business School Press. He is a former associate dean and was a senior editor of the journal, "Organization Science." Dr. Frost received the Financial Post Leaders in Management Education Award in 1997 and the prestigious Distinguished Educator Award from the Academy of Management in 1998.

"Walter R. Nord" was awarded his Ph.D. in psychology from Washington University. He is a Distinguished University Professor and professor of management at the University of South Florida. His current interests center on developing an agnostic philosophical framework for social science. He has published widely in scholarly journals and edited/authored a number of books including" Meanings of Occupational Work" (with A. Brief); "Implementing Routine and Radical Innovations" (with S. Tucker); "Organizational Reality: Reports from the Firing Line;" and "Managerial Reality" (with P. Frost and V. Mitchell); and "Resistance and Power in Organizations" (with J. Jermier and D. Knights); "Human ResourcesReality: Putting Competence in Context" (with P. Frost and L. Krefting). Dr. Nord is currently coeditor of "Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal," past and present book review editor for the "Academy of Management Review," and a current member of the editorial boards of "Organization and Environment and Organization." He has served as consultant on organizational development and change for a variety of groups and organizations. He coedited the "Handbook of Organization Studies" (with S. Clegg and C. Hardy) that received the 1997 George Terry Award. Dr. Nord received the Distinguished Educator Award at the Academy of Management in 2002.

"Linda A. Krefting" received her Ph.D. in industrial relations at the University of Minnesota. She has done research in such areas as human resource policies and practices, equal employment opportunity, and compensation for publications such as "Industrial Relations; Academy of Management Journal; Journal of Management Inquiry;" and "Gender, Work, and Organization," among others. She is coeditor (with W. Nord and F Frost) of "Human Resource Reality: Putting Competence in Context." Her professional affiliations include the Academy of Management and the Society for Human Resource Management. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, and teaches survey and advanced courses in human resource management and organizational behavior.

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