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Anthropological Perspectives on Organizational Culture - Tomoko Hamada

Anthropological Perspectives on Organizational Culture

Hardcover Published: July 1994
ISBN: 9780819194862
Number Of Pages: 416

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This work began in the form of an all-day symposium developed by co-editor Willis E. Sibley on the topic of corporate culture. The editors have compiled papers presented by anthropologists concerned with corporate and organizational culture.

This is a solid, comprehensive casebook of recent work on organizational culture. Lots of good material for discussion in graduate seminars or management training. -- Ralph J. Bishop, International Survey Research Corporation A very useful and timely book which brings together theoretical insight and empirical applications. -- H. Bell, Standford University Would-be 'corporate anthropologists' and social science popularizers could learn much from this volume. Both practicing anthropologists and academic anthropologists themselves will find many useful ideas and case studies here. The editors are to be commended for this important contribution to the anthropology of complex societies in today's world. -- J. Anthony Paredes, Department of Anthropology, Florida State University This volume is a unique and valuable contribution to the theory and practice of organizations. It provides the reader with a mix of theory and practice so necessary for a grasp of how organizations serve our needs. Most important, it presents the anthropological perspective, with its emphasis on the human and qualitative dimensions of social analysis. -- Herbert Applebaum, Hartz Mountain Industries This volume is a unique and valuable contribution to the theory and practice of organizations. It provides the reader with a mix of theory and practice so necessary for a grasp of how organizations serve our needs. Most important, it presents the anthropological perspective, with its emphasis on the human and qualitative dimensions of social analysis. -- Herbert Applebaum, Hartz Mountain Industries This is a solid, comprehensive casebook of recent work on organizational culture. Lots of good material for discussion in graduate seminars or management training. -- Ralph J. Bishop, International Survey Research Corporation A very useful and timely book which brings together theoretical insight and empirical applications. -- H. Bell, Standford University Would-be 'corporate anthropologists' and social science popularizers could learn much from this volume. Both practicing anthropologists and academic anthropologists themselves will find many useful ideas and case studies here. The editors are to be commended for this important contribution to the anthropology of complex societies in today's world. -- J. Anthony Paredes, Department of Anthropology, Florida State University

Preface
Anthropology and Organizational Culturep. 9
Meetings: The Neglected Routinep. 63
Federal Organizational Cultures: Layers and Locip. 95
Culture Conflict with Growth: Cases from Silicon Valleyp. 121
A Regional Perspective on the Transfer of Japanese Management Practices to the United Statesp. 133
Working Here is Like Walking Blindly Into a Dense Forestp. 153
Hollowing of Industrial Ideology: Japanese Corporate Familism in Americap. 193
Reconstructing Culture Clash at General Motors: An Historical View from the Overseas Assignmentp. 219
The Corporation as a Part-Culturep. 267
Corporate Culture Studies and Anthropology: An Uneasy Synthesisp. 279
Is Culture "Good" in the Microcosm of the Firmp. 293
Corporate Culture on the Rocksp. 301
Applying Concepts of Corporate Culture to International Business Managementp. 311
Real World Anthropology: The Anthropologist-Client Relationshipp. 333
Corporate Social Responsibility: Economic Rationality Encounters Societal Valuesp. 341
Corporate Culture and Social Responsibility: The Case of Toxic Wastes in a New England Communityp. 357
Organizational Culture and the Development Crisisp. 373
Subject Indexp. 397
Notes on Contributorsp. 403
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ISBN: 9780819194862
ISBN-10: 0819194867
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: July 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.76