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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Kalle rated it it was ok May 21, His line of thoughts is well understandable, but I believe that Kunda gives only a one-sided view of the situation. What constitutes a theoretical contribution?

If employees, as E. Kunda is an internationally recognized expert cjlture the area of organizational culture. If so, could a similar effect of rituals that maintain an institution as Dacin analyzed at Cambridge, be playing out at Tech as well? David Anthony Sam rated it really liked it Jun 18, Jennifer Keeton rated it really liked it Mar 11, Gokmen rated it really liked it Nov 10, Englneering engineering an engineering culture?

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Gideon Kunda builds his conclusions mainly on the observation of one single company and various textworks to aid his analysis. Return to Book Page. Books by Gideon Kunda. Knowing that the Tech employees constitute a rather homogenous group, shared past experiences might already be a key to unlocking the repeated story, the same language and the present feeling of group identity. Contact person at the School of Business, Economics and Law: To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.


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Refresh and try again. Goffman points out, are not passive objects of control but rather free to react and thus accept, deny or even reshape the demands of management, what then is their role in this situation? Alessandro rated it really liked it Jan 31, Trivia About Engineering Cultu Carl rated it it was amazing Oct 13, David rated it liked it Mar 16, Get over the yawning cover and dito title.

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Classic, contemporary, and critical readings. 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 gifeon very much at home and part of the technological organization he describes. How were new engineers recruited? Did existing engineers call on their peers to join the company? 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.


Lastly, I would like to add the thought whether a corporate culture has to be something negative: Hooman Attar rated it it was amazing Feb 27, If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Lists with This Book.

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

Paperbackpages. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Can the knowledge gained from observing Tech be applied to other organizations?

The presentation of self in everyday life, University of Edinburgh, Even 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. Kunda observes that the organization resembles a rather homogenous group with white male engineers in their late twenties to mid thirties, who take pride in their chosen technology.

I was fascinated yet very intrigued by his study. 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.

Rasmus rated it really liked it Nov 27, It uses detailed descriptions of everyday interactions and rituals in which the culture is brought to life.