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The Corporate Culture Survival Guide

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2nd
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9780470293713

ISBN10:
0470293713
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/17/2009
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Jossey-Bass
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Summary

The father of the corporate culture field and pioneer in organizational psychology on today's changing corporate cultureThis is the definitive guide to corporate culture for practitioners. Recognized expert Edgar H. Schein explains what culture is and why it's important, how to evaluate your organization's culture, and how to improve it, using straightforward, practical tools based on decades of research and real-world case studies. This new edition reflects the massive changes in the business world over the past ten years, exploring the influence of globalization, new technology, and mergers on culture and organization change. New case examples help illustrate the principals at work and bring focus to emerging issues in international, nonprofit, and government organizations as well as business. Organized around the questions that change agents most often ask, this new edition of the classic book will help anyone from line managers to CEOs assess their culture and make it more effective. Offers a new edition of a classic work with a focus on practitioners Includes new case examples and information on globalization, the effects of technology, and managerial competencies Covers the basics on changing culture and includes a wealth of practical advice

Author Biography

Edgar H. Schein, a world-renowned expert on organizational culture, is the Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is the author of numerous books including Organizational Culture and Leadership and Career Anchors Facilitator's Guide Package, both in their third editions.

Table of Contents

Preface to the New and Revised Editionp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
The Authorp. xv
The Structure and Content of Culturep. 1
Why Bother?p. 3
What Is Culture Anyway?p. 21
What Are the Elements and Dimensions of Organizational Culture?p. 37
Deeper Assumptionsp. 61
When and How to Assess Your Culturep. 77
The Dynamics of Culture Formation, Evolution, and Changep. 103
Cultural Learning, Unlearning, and Transformative Changep. 105
Culture Creation, Evolution, and Change in Start-Up Companiesp. 123
Culture Dynamics in the Mature Companyp. 147
Mid-Life Crisis and Potential Declinep. 169
The Realities of Multiculturalismp. 187
When Cultures Meet: Acquisitions, Mergers, Joint Ventures, and Other Multicultural Collaborationsp. 189
Cultural Realities for the Serious Culture Leaderp. 215
Notesp. 225
Referencesp. 229
Indexp. 233
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