9780230618725

The Cultural Work of Corporations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230618725

  • ISBN10:

    0230618723

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

The Cultural Work of Corporationsargues that corporate culturethe values, customs, and conventions of a business organizationhas altered how workers conduct themselves both insideandoutside the workplace. Brown demonstrates that corporate culture, an idea celebrated by business magazines and books, human resources departments, executives, and management theorists, is really a means of extending and strengthening work's presence in all aspects of workers' lives, even aspects generally categorized as private. Innovative in its execution, this book draws together a range of literature and information, including popular advice books, organizational theory, fiction, corporate mission statements, business histories, and economic histories.

Author Biography

Megan Brown is Assistant Professor of English at Drake University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Corporate Culture and Business Studiesp. 1
From Organization Man to Liberation Management: An Examination of Individuality and Conformity in the Workplacep. 39
Survival at Work: Flexibility and Adaptability in American Corporate Culturep. 75
Taking Care of Business: Corporate Performance, Self-Care, and the Healthy Workplacep. 101
Everything to Gain: The Intensification of Corporate Progress, Presence, and Riskp. 123
Students and Stakeholders: Business Writing Courses and Corporate Cultural Literacyp. 155
Corporate Culture Out of Control?p. 175
Notesp. 185
Referencesp. 207
Indexp. 221
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