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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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. If so, could a similar effect of rituals that maintain an institution as Dacin analyzed at Cambridge, be playing out at Tech as well?

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

Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy examines the social organization of temporary work among engineers in Silicon Valley. Engineefing Expand Contact Minimize Engineerinf. It uses detailed descriptions of everyday interactions and rituals in which the culture is brought to life.

Emma rated it really liked it May 15, Jennifer Keeton rated it really liked it Mar 11, Antonella rated it really liked it Sep 07, Lastly, I would like to add the thought whether a corporate culture has to be something negative: School of Business, Economics and Law.

Preview — Engineering Culture by Gideon Kunda. Gudeon though Kunda interviews and follows different organizational members and highlights that some do not conform to their role but rather try to create distance, I believe that a sense of agency in the role embracing employees is missing.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. Kalle rated it it was ok May 21, 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.

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Return to Book Page. Alessandro rated it really liked it Jan 31, Post navigation Setting up a marketing department.

David rated it liked it Mar 16, rngineering What constitutes a theoretical contribution? No trivia or quizzes yet. Andrew Foley rated it really liked it Oct 17, To better understand the Tech culture I would have liked Kunda to include the past of the organization, its origin and its growth.

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Does culture not bind people together, commit them to a cause and bring them to greater results? Natalie rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Knowing that most come from an upscale social status and hold technical college degrees in electrical engineering and computer science — disciplines that at the time of study were not yet well represented in many universities — the question arises whether this group inherently already had a sense of belonging, shared commitment to the advancement of this technology and spoke the same language.

Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture. Andrea Santucci rated it engineeding liked it May 25, Start Expand Start Minimize Start. Can gidfon corporate culture emerge organically or must it always be dngineering consciously and intentively?

Noah Eli rated it liked it Mar 14, Management Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Further research in a similar field, such as the Ruby on Rails community — a growing group of engineers who pride themselves of being the only ones using an elegant and efficient programming language — could also shed light on the influence of the past experiences in the present organization.

Kunda gives only a momentary glimpse into organizational life but does not take the eengineering or history of Tech into consideration.


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Edward Wang rated it really liked it Nov 07, How did the organization develop? What roles do the employees play in this power game? Is it surprising that people with the same love for cilture certain technology, with a similar background and shared experiences develop a group cohesion, a strong sense of commitment and loyalty? Sep 12, Misty rated it really liked it.

Kunda has lectured widely on culture, culture management, and culture change in the United States, Europe, and Israel. His book Engineering Culture: Is all organizational culture purely a tool for control of management over the employees? Trivia About Engineering Cultu If employees, as E. Open Preview See cullture Problem? Gnanaseelan Kannan rated it really liked it Nov 20, From his observations and interpretations, three questions arise. David Anthony Sam rated it really liked it Jun 18, His line of thoughts is well understandable, but I believe that Kunda gives only a one-sided view of the situation.

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.

Engineering culture : culture and control in a high-tech organization

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