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Organizational Communication and Cultural Vision
Approaches for Analysis
Organizational Communication and Cultural Vision
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Mary L. Mohan - Author
SUNY series, Human Communication Processes
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Hardcover - 202 pages
Release Date: August 1993
ISBN10: 0-7914-1537-6
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1537-5

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Paperback - 202 pages
Release Date: August 1993
ISBN10: 0-7914-1538-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1538-2

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This book provides a review and synthesis of contemporary theory and research on organizational culture. Chapters focus on a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to culture, identifying types of organizational cultures, and tracing phases in cultural evolution. In addition, several chapters are devoted to dealing with practical applications, such as the processes of socialization and identification, as well as the management of culture in organizations.

"This is an excellent analytical sweep through a large and complex body of theory, research and popular discussion, coupled with a thoughtful, innovative, large-scale study. The study is well-grounded in the review, and the review is very up-to-date and comprehensive. I especially like the nonreductive approach to competing perspectives and the constructive tone that permeates the discussion." -- Ted J. Smith, III, Virginia Commonwealth University

Mary Leslie Mohan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at State University of New York, College at Geneseo.


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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction
Organizational Culture: The Evolution of a Construct

PART I

1. Definitions and Dimensions of a Developing Construct

2. Organizational Culture As a Multiparadigm Construct

3. Conceptual Frames for Assessment of Organizational Culture

4. Individual and Collective Culture Change Processes: Socialization, Identification, Evolution

5. Cultural Management and Leadership

PART II

6. An Empirical Exploration of Cultural Dimensions

7. Cultural Range and Stability

8. Merging Organizational Reality With Collective Vision: A Research Agenda

PART III

Appendix A. Research Hypotheses, Phases, and Variables

Appendix B. Interview Schedule

Appendix C. Coding Categories for Interview and Content Analysis Data with Coding Instructions

Appendix D. ODS Items in Cultural Dimension Categories

Appendix E. OIQ Items in Components of Identification Categories

Appendix F. Summary of Stepwise Multiple Discriminant Analysis

References

Index



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