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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Antonella rated it really liked it Sep 07, Rasmus rated it really liked it Nov 27, Alessandro rated it really liked it Jan 31, Does culture not bind people together, commit them to a cause and ounda them to greater results? Is all organizational culture purely a tool for control of management over the employees?

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Gideon Kunda makes a very compelling case with his nearly novelistic descriptions of the workplace and the different characters in the organization. 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.


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Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation by Gideon Kunda

Jennifer Keeton rated it really liked it Mar 11, Kunda observes that the organization resembles a rather homogenous group with white male engineers in their late twenties to mid engineerihg, who take pride in their chosen technology. Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture.

He has served as the director of the Institute for Social Research at Tel Aviv Universitychair of the Department of Labor Studies, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University in California. Even though the founder Sam Miller is often enineering, little is known about his past, his expertise and his motivation to build Tech. To ask other readers questions about Engineering Cultureplease sign up.

Emma rated it really liked it May 15, Kunda is one of the world’s leading authorities on organizational ethnography, and is presently interested in globalization processes in organizations and in new work forms in the knowledge economy. Organisation Expand Organisation Minimize Organisation.

Education Expand Education Minimize Education. To aid and enrich his interpretation of the observed situations and ongoings in the organization, Kunda refers to managerial press and other organizational researchers such as Amitai Etzioni and Reinhard Bendix. Carl rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Josh rated it liked it Jan 11, At the same time, I perceive flaws in his methodological approach: What constitutes a theoretical contribution?


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Elnahir rated it it was ok Sep 07, This is a great read of how people actually perceive their ‘corporate culture’. Are these high-qualified and intelligent engineers being manipulated by managers to behave according to set norms and to feel predefined experiences? Return to Book Page.

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Past experiences in similar organizational settings tell me that employees play a strong part in creating this sense of goal-orientation, their responsibility and hard work and company loyalty. Andrea Santucci rated it really liked it May 25, Uriel rated it liked it Apr 12, Refresh and try again.

Want to Read saving…. However, in enginereing for his work to be useable or abstractable it needs a certain scope. Andrew Foley rated it really liked it Oct 17, Hooman Attar rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Kikki Lauritzen rated it liked it Jul 30, The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience.