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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Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture. Engineers engineering an engineering culture? No trivia or quizzes yet. Gideon Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture.

Emma rated it really liked it May 15, This is a great read of how people actually perceive their ‘corporate culture’. Is all organizational culture purely a tool for control of management over the employees? Trivia About Engineering Cultu 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.

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Elnahir rated it it was ok Sep 07, Education Expand Education Minimize Gjdeon. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Jennifer Keeton rated it really liked it Mar 11, Are these high-qualified and intelligent engineers being manipulated by managers to behave according to set norms and to feel predefined experiences?


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Sep 12, Misty rated it really liked it. I was fascinated yet very intrigued by his study.

Tell a friend about this page Print version. His line of thoughts is well understandable, but I believe that Culturs gives only a one-sided view of the situation.

Similarly, Kunda mentions that Tech went through many management changes and is a tough, competitive environment ; yet we know little about how the organization has changed over time and came to constitute many hundreds of people at the time of study.

Post navigation Setting up a marketing department. At the same time, I perceive flaws in his methodological approach: Rasmus rated it really liked it Nov 27, Organisation Expand Organisation Minimize Organisation. Gideon Kunda builds his conclusions mainly on the observation of one single company and various textworks to aid his analysis.

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.

Noah Eli rated it liked engineerijg Mar 14, David Anthony Sam rated it really liked it Jun 18, Kunda gives only a momentary glimpse into organizational life but does not take the past or history of Tech into consideration.

He has served as the director of the Institute for Social Research at Tel Aviv Universitychair of the Department engindering Labor Studies, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University in California. Return to Book Page.

How were new engineers recruited? By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies. From his observations and interpretations, three questions arise. Goffman points out, are kuda 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?


By visiting the engineering and corporate headquarters of Tech, talking to the organizational members, 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.

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Alessandro rated it really liked it Jan 31, Craig rated it liked it Mar 04, David rated it liked it Mar 16, Is it surprising that people with the same love for a certain technology, with a similar background and shared experiences develop a group cohesion, a strong sense of commitment and loyalty?

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