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Cultural Complexity in Organizations : Inherent Contrasts and Contradictions - Sonja A. Sackmann

Cultural Complexity in Organizations

Inherent Contrasts and Contradictions

By: Sonja A. Sackmann (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 1997
ISBN: 9780761905752
Number Of Pages: 416

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The multiple-cultures perspective advocated in this book suggests that culture in organizational settings is more complex, pluralistic, diverse and contradictory than previously acknowledged. Contributors address culture at various levels including national, industrial and organizational. Issues covered include: implicit managerial understandings and overt practices; the growth and decline of organizations with a focus on culture, managerial control strategies and subculture formation; change and temporary reconciliation; factors that influence homogeneity and heterogeneity and that contribute to a strong corporate culture; and issues of gender, ethnicity and social and organizational identity as concepts that may foster a better understanding of the complexities inherent in handling multiple-cultural identities.

A large variety of different and non-traditional research settings across industries are represented in this book, including: the Korean company Samsung; a car plant in Slovenia; a US software developer; a Dutch amusement park; Hewlett-Packard's British operation; and an airline (SAS).

Single and Multiple Cultures in International Cross-Cultural Management Research
An Overview
Culture With A Focus On The National Level
Discursive Contradiction of Tradition and Modernity in Korean Management Practices
A Case of Samsung's New Management
Eastern Europe Meets West
An Empirical Study of French Management in a Slovenian Plant
A Perceptual Study of Turkish Managers' and Organizations' Characteristics
Contrasts and Contradictions
Culture With A Focus On The Organizational Level
West Coast Camelot
The Rise and Fall of an Organizational Culture
Cultural Contrasts in a Democratic Non-Profit Organization
The Case of a Swiss Reading Society
Telling Tales
Contrasts and Commonalities within the Organization of an Amusement Park
Inside Hewlett-Packard
Corporate Culture and Bureaucratic Control
Culture With A Focus On The Sub-Organization Level
National Culture and Gender Diversity within One of the Universal Swiss Banks
An Experiential Description of a Professional Woman Officer and President of the Women Managers' Association
Managerial Control Strategies and Sub-Cultural Processes
On the Shop Floor in a Japanese Manufacturing Organization in the UK
Discontinuous Technological Change as a Trigger for Temporary Reconciliation of Managerial Subcultures
A Case Study of a Finnish Paper Industry Company
Organizational Factors Influencing Homogeneity and Heterogeneity of Organizational Cultures
Ethnicity Cross-Cutting Organizational Boundaries
Ethnic Diversity in Organizations
A Dutch Experience
The Strategic Utilization of Ethnicity in Contemporary Organizations
Social Identity As A Critical Concept In Dealing With Complex Cultural Settings
Cross-Cutting Identifications in Organizations
Organizational Identity as a 'Crowded Category'
A Case of Multiple and Quickly Shifting We-Typifications
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ISBN: 9780761905752
ISBN-10: 0761905758
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st May 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.61