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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 one of the world’s leading authorities on organizational ethnography, and is presently interested in globalization processes in organizations and in new work forms in the knowledge economy.

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Knowing that most come from an upscale social status and hold technical college degrees in electrical engineering and computer science — disciplines that at the time of study were not yet well represented in many universities — the question arises giedon this group inherently already had a sense of belonging, shared commitment to the advancement of this technology and spoke the same language.

Emma rated it really liked it May 15, Andrew Foley rated it really liked it Oct 17, Antonella rated it really liked it Sep 07, Alessandro rated it really liked it Jan 31, I was fascinated yet very intrigued by his study.

Jennifer Keeton rated it really liked it Mar 11, David rated it liked it Mar 16, Preview — Engineering Culture by Gideon Kunda. School of Business, Economics and Kundda.

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Management Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Craig rated it liked it Mar 04, Elnahir rated it it was ok Sep 07, 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. Tomi Koljonen rated it really liked it Aug godeon, His line of thoughts is well understandable, but I believe gidepn Kunda gives only a one-sided view of the situation.


Engjneering for telling us about the problem. Noah Eli rated it liked it Mar 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

Carl rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Gokmen rated it really liked it Nov 10, The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. 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.

Can the knowledge gained from observing Tech be applied to other organizations? entineering

By continuing on this website, you approve of our use culturre cookies. Open Preview See a Problem? Return to Book Page. David Anthony Sam rated it really liked it Jun 18, Tell a friend about this page Print version. Can a corporate culture emerge organically or must it always be created consciously and intentively?

If employees, as E. Engineers engineering an engineering culture? Gnanaseelan Kannan rated it really liked it Nov 20, Natalie rated it it was amazing Nov 12, If so, could a similar effect of rituals that maintain an institution as Dacin analyzed at Cambridge, be playing out at Tech as well?

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Sandra rated it it was ok Jan 28, At the same time, I perceive flaws in his methodological approach: The presentation of self in everyday life, University of Edinburgh, If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Want to Read saving…. His book Engineering Culture: To better understand the Tech culture I would have liked Kunda to videon the past of the organization, its origin and its growth.

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What roles do the employees play in this power game? Josh rated it liked it Jan 11, Are these high-qualified and intelligent engineers being manipulated by managers to behave according to set norms and to feel predefined experiences? Chris Conrey rated it liked engineerring Dec 03, Kudos to Kunda’s fine ethnography. The reader can almost feel the power that management exercises through speeches, presentations and written material. Books by Gideon Kunda.

Engineers engineering an engineering culture?

Engineerung 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. Rasmus rated it really liked it Giveon 27, What constitutes a theoretical contribution? Similarly, Kunda mentions that Tech went through many management engineerring 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.

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.

Did existing engineers call on their peers to join the company?