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Organizational Cultures : Types and Transformations - Diana C. Pheysey

Organizational Cultures

Types and Transformations

Paperback Published: 11th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415082921
Number Of Pages: 360

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been rapidly spreading the influence of large multinational forms of organization. An integral part of this process has been the rise of organizational cultures unique to particular firms. In a world where such cultures are often in conflict with the societies in which they operate, how can we understand the workings of cultural patterns and the kinds of transformations they can create?
This concise introductory text provides succinct analysis of organizational cultures and types of change they can set in motion. Culture is used in an original way to bring together and make sense of central issues in organizational behavior. The volume explores the way in which forms of culture can influence styles of management, attitudes towards leadership, the level of motivation in the workplace and hidden agendas in group dynamics. It raises the important issue of whether there can be such a thing as a right design for an organization, and brings into focus the major implications and dangers of the growing numbers of supranational firms both in terms of internal structure and for the context in which they function. Throughout, the author succeeds in weaving together behavior and organization, reconciling the traditional divorce between psychology and sociology in the field.
Drawing on case studies from Europe, Asia, and Africa, this book provides a truly international insight into forms of organizational behavior. Detailed chapter objectives and summaries are provided to aid progress and self assessment, as well as comprehensive reading lists.

Prefacep. xiii
Cultures and Changep. 1
Cultures and Controlp. 22
Cultures and Organizational Designp. 43
Cultures and the Design of Jobsp. 66
Cultures and Motivationp. 83
Cultures and Decision-Makingp. 101
Cultures and Group Behaviourp. 120
Cultures, Leadership and Managementp. 142
Further Readingp. 162
Cultures and Organizational Developmentp. 164
Organizational Behaviour and the Disciplinep. 191
Further Readingp. 212
Bibliographyp. 308
Name Indexp. 329
Subject Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780415082921
ISBN-10: 0415082927
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 11th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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