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Cultures in Organizations


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1: Seeing Cultures from Different Points of View 2: Gathering the Data 3: OZCO: An Integration View 4: The Integration Perspective: Harmony and Homogeneity 5: OZCO: A Differentiation view 6: The Differentiation perspective: Separation and Conflict 7: OZCO: A Fragmentation View 8: The Fragmentation perspective: Multiplicity and Flux 9: Cultural Change: Moving beyond a Single Perspective 10: Giving Up the Authority Game: A Postmodern Critique of the Three-perspective Framework References Index

About the Author

Joanne Martin is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business and also, by courtesy, in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. Author or co-author of four books and numerous articles, she has served as Chair of the Organization and Management Theory Division and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management, and is a fellow both of the American Psychological Society and of the American Psychological Association.


"Undoubtedly one of the most intelligent and coherent works to date on the topic of organizational culture."--Academy of Management Review "A truly insightful look which explains culture, organizations and a post-modern perspective in a clean and interesting manner."--Don R. Osborn, Bellarmine University "Great book! It's going right onto my organizational theory seminar required reading."--Howard Aldrick, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "Joanne Martin is an astute and insightful analyst of organizational culture, who continually probes below the surface to reveal the reality buried beneath official pronouncements."--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, author of When Giants Learn to Dance "A pioneering effort by a leading student of organizational culture to bring order to the maze of perspectives that this research area has thus far comprised....An insightful and articulate volume that will challenge scholars at the same time it edifies students. One need not accept the author's theoretical relativism in order to appreciate and embrace the practical reflexivity that she advocates and that the book exemplifies. This is a book that the organizational-culture field has needed."--Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University "A work of intellectual depth and synthesis enlivened by a direct and personal writing style."--Andrew M. Pettigrew, Warwick Business School "Every social scientist should read this book. Joanne Martin makes Ockham's razor as obsolete as Gillette made the straight razor. She shows why clear, simple theories block scientific progress, and she shows us a better way to theorize."--William H. Starbuck, Stern School of Business, New York University "Martin has mastered the elusive concept of organizational culture and shows us how to think about it and think with it. This book should become the conceptual benchmark for future studies of culture."--Karl E. Weick, The University of Michigan "The strength--and educational value--of this book is that it gives the reader the comfort of a solid theoretical framework and, at the same time, the desire to go beyond it."--Pasquale Gagliardi, Istituto Studi Direzionale "One of the best references I've seen."--Velma M. Guillory-Taylor, Sonoma State University "The of the most intelligent and coherent works to date on the topic of organizational culture."--Book Reviews

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