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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To ask other readers questions about Engineering Cultureplease sign up. Knowing that most come from an upscale social status and hold technical college degrees in electrical engineering and computer science — disciplines that engineeing the time of study were not yet well represented in many universities — the question arises whether this group inherently already had a sense of belonging, shared commitment to the advancement of this technology and spoke the same language.

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Engineering culture : culture and control in a high-tech organization

Sandra rated it it was ok Jan 28, Does culture not bind people together, commit them to a cause and bring them to greater results? Emma rated it really liked it May 15, Gnanaseelan Kannan rated it really liked it Nov 20, Organisation Expand Organisation Minimize Organisation. Engineers engineering an engineering culture? I was fascinated yet very intrigued by his study. The sociology of Organizations: Josh rated it liked it Jan 11, Lastly, I would like to add the thought whether a corporate culture has to be something negative: Preview — Engineering Culture by Gideon Kunda.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His book Engineering Culture: I, myself, am highly biased in my reading and analysis, as, according to Kunda, I can be found guilty of manipulating and controlling through rhetoric and rituals and since I feel very much at home and part of the technological organization he describes.

David Anthony Sam rated it really liked it Jun 18, Hooman Attar rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Elnahir rated it it was ok Sep 07, Lists with This Book. 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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To better understand the Tech culture I would have liked Kunda to include the past of the organization, its origin and its growth. Eriq rated it liked it Sep 28, ggideon Paperbackpages. What constitutes a theoretical contribution? Even though the founder Sam Miller is often mentioned, little is known about his past, his expertise and his motivation to build Tech.


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Natalie rated it it was amazing Nov 12, At the same time, I perceive flaws in his methodological approach: David rated it liked it Mar 16, He has served as enginfering director of the Institute for Social Research at Tel Aviv Universitychair of the Department of Labor Studies, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University in California.

Contact person at the School of Business, Economics and Law: Gideon Kunda builds his conclusions mainly on the observation of one single company and various textworks to aid his analysis.

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By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies. Karin Jansson Last update: Management Tel-Aviv University, Israel. However, in order for his work to be enginneering or abstractable it needs a certain scope. Did existing engineers call on their peers to join the company? Refresh and try again.