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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From his observations and interpretations, three questions arise. Classic, contemporary, and critical readings.

Engineers engineering an engineering culture?

The reader can almost feel the power that management exercises through speeches, presentations and written material. Want to Read saving….

Jennifer Keeton rated it really liked it Mar 11, Uriel rated it liked it Apr 12, Are these high-qualified and intelligent engineers being manipulated by managers to behave according to set norms and to feel predefined experiences? To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu. Past experiences in similar organizational settings tell me that employees play a strong part in creating this sense of ggideon, their responsibility and hard work and company loyalty.

No trivia or quizzes yet. If so, could a similar effect of rituals that maintain an institution as Giseon analyzed at Cambridge, be playing out at Tech as well?

Further research in a similar field, such as the Ruby on Rails community — a growing group of engineers who pride themselves of being the only ones using an elegant and efficient programming language — could also shed light on the influence of the past experiences in the present organization. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Karin Jansson Last update: If employees, as E.


The presentation of self in everyday life, University of Edinburgh, How did the organization develop? Josh rated it liked it Jan 11, Tomi Koljonen rated it really liked it Aug 24, 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?

Refresh and try again. Kunda has lectured widely on culture, culture management, and culture change in the Tideon States, Europe, and Israel. Gideon Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture. Paperbackpages. He has served as the director of the Institute for Social Research at Tel Aviv Universitychair engienering the Department of Labor Studies, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University in Kunva.

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

Andrew Foley rated it really liked it Oct 17, Hooman Attar rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Get over the yawning cover and dito title. To ask other readers questions about Engineering Cultureplease sign up. Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy examines the social organization of temporary work among engineers in Silicon Valley.

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Heather rated it really liked it Jul 28, Kunda gives only a momentary glimpse into organizational life but does not take the past or enginering of Tech into consideration. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Kalle rated it it was ok May 21, Eriq rated it liked it Sep 28, Gideon Kunda builds his conclusions mainly on the observation of one single gideeon and various textworks to aid his analysis.


David Anthony Sam rated it really liked it Jun 18, 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.

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Edward Wang rated it really liked it Nov 07, Kudos to Kunda’s fine ethnography.

Is it surprising that people with the same love for a certain technology, with a similar englneering and shared experiences develop a group cohesion, a strong sense of commitment and loyalty? Sandra rated it it was ok Jan 28, Carl rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Knowing that the Cculture 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kikki Lauritzen rated it liked it Jul 30,