Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a. High-Tech Corporation. Gideon Kunda. Departments of Sociology and Labor Studies, Tel Aviv University, . Corporate culture is a fashionable topic in organizational theory and has been so for Engineering Culture is Gideon Kunda’s account of everyday life in a. Gideon Kunda Engineering Culture grew out of an attempt to take seriously the conceptual and methodological requirements of a cultural perspective on.

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To aid and enrich his interpretation of the observed situations and ongoings in the organization, Kunda refers to managerial press cuoture other organizational researchers such as Amitai Etzioni and Reinhard Bendix. The sociology of Organizations: Uriel rated it liked it Apr 12, Post navigation Setting up a marketing department.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to engineeribg Goodreads account. Andrew Foley rated it really liked it Oct 17, If employees, as E. Goffman, who sees employees as active members, and Roberto Unger, to whom an individual has the capacity to accept, refuse and transcend the context, are much closer in my view of the power of the employees.

Edward Wang rated it really liked it Nov 07, By visiting the engineering and corporate headquarters of Tech, talking to the organizational engineerinb, participating in various meetings and conducting document analysis of material created by the organization itself, Kunda examines the culture, the ideology, the rituals and the relation of the self to the organization. Can the knowledge gained from observing Tech be applied to other organizations?

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Paperbackpages. His book Engineering Culture: It uses detailed descriptions of everyday interactions and rituals enginneering which the culture is brought to life. Kunda has lectured widely on culture, culture management, and culture change in the United States, Europe, and Israel.


Contact person at the School of Business, Economics and Law: If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Return to Book Page. From his observations and interpretations, three questions arise.

Sandra rated it it was ok Jan 28, Culturw these high-qualified and intelligent engineers being manipulated by managers to behave according to set norms and to feel predefined experiences? Get over the yawning cover and dito title. Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture.

The culturee of self in everyday life, University of Edinburgh, I, myself, am highly biased in my reading and analysis, as, according to Kunda, I can be found guilty of manipulating and controlling through rhetoric and rituals and since I feel very much at home and part of the technological organization he describes. Karin Jansson Last update: Andrea Santucci rated it really liked it May 25,