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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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Is all organizational culture purely a tool for control of management over the employees? I was fascinated yet very intrigued by his study. It uses detailed descriptions of everyday interactions and rituals in which the culture is brought to life. Are these high-qualified and intelligent engineers being manipulated by managers to behave according to set norms and to feel predefined experiences?

Education Expand Education Minimize Education. Rasmus rated it really liked it Nov 27, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Engineers engineering cultuge engineering culture? 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 yideon role in this situation?

Contact person at the School of Business, Economics and Law: His line of thoughts is well understandable, but I believe that Kunda gives only a one-sided view of the situation. To ask other readers questions about Engineering Cultureplease sign up.

What constitutes a theoretical contribution? Carl rated it it was amazing Oct 13, He kuda served as the 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.

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Hooman Attar rated it it was amazing Eengineering 27, Sep 12, Misty rated it really liked it. Did existing engineers call on their peers to join the company? If so, could a similar effect of rituals that maintain an institution as Dacin analyzed at Cambridge, be playing out at Tech as well?

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The presentation of self in everyday life, University of Edinburgh, Kikki Lauritzen rated it liked it Jul 30, Karin Jansson Last update: Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of ounda culture. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Kunda gives only a momentary glimpse into organizational life but does not take the past or history of Tech into consideration.

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Gideon Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture.

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

Want to Read saving…. Start Expand Start Minimize Start. Andrea Santucci rated it really liked it May 25, From his observations and interpretations, three questions arise. Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy examines the social organization of temporary work among engineers in Silicon Valley.

Antonella rated it really liked it Sep 07, 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. Knowing that most come from an upscale social status and hold technical college culturs in electrical engineering and computer science — disciplines that at 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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Lastly, I would like to add the thought whether a corporate culture has to be gideom negative: Even though the founder Sam Miller is often mentioned, little is engneering about his past, his expertise and his motivation to build Tech.

Does culture not bind people together, commit them to a cause and bring them to greater results? Natalie rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Similarly, Kunda mentions that Tech went through many management changes and is a tough, competitive environment ; yet we know little about how the organization has changed gidson time and came to constitute many hundreds of people at the time of study. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Tomi Koljonen rated it really liked it Aug 24, How were new engineers recruited?

Andrew Foley rated it really liked it Kuna 17, Even though Kunda interviews and follows different organizational members and highlights that some do not conform to their role but rather try to create distance, I believe that a sense of agency in the role embracing employees is missing.

The reader can almost feel the power that management exercises through speeches, presentations and written material. Heather rated it really liked it Jul 28, His book Engineering Culture: School of Business, Economics and Law.