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.

Author: Kele Shacage
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 9 June 2004
Pages: 242
PDF File Size: 5.85 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.93 Mb
ISBN: 843-5-79607-322-9
Downloads: 72741
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vokasa

Can a corporate culture emerge organically or must it always be created consciously and intentively? How were new engineers recruited?

Tell a friend about this page Print version. Josh rated it liked it Jan 11, To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu. No trivia or quizzes yet. Antonella rated it really liked it Sep 07, Karin Jansson Last update: To aid and kuna 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.

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

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. I was fascinated yet very intrigued by his study.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

To better understand the Tech cultuure I would have liked Kunda to include the past of the organization, its origin and its growth. Gokmen rated it really enginesring it Nov 10, By visiting the engineering and corporate headquarters of Tech, talking to the organizational members, participating in various enginefring 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.


Hooman Attar rated it it was amazing Feb 27, If so, could a similar effect of rituals that maintain an institution as Dacin analyzed at Cambridge, be playing out at Tech as well? Rasmus rated it really liked it Nov 27, Books by Gideon Kunda. Even though the founder Sam Miller is often mentioned, little is known about his past, his expertise and his motivation to build Tech.

Sep engineeging, Misty rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. The reader can almost feel the power that management exercises through speeches, presentations and written material. Gideon Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture. Return to Book Page. Kikki Lauritzen rated it liked it Jul 30, Get over the yawning cover and dito title.

Engineers engineering an engineering culture?

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. His line of thoughts is well understandable, but I believe that Kunda gives only a one-sided view of the situation.

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? 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.


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. Education Expand Education Minimize Education.

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. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.

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

Open Preview See a Problem? Post navigation Setting up a marketing department. Classic, contemporary, and critical readings. Kalle rated it it was ok May 21, Kudos to Kunda’s fine ethnography.

At the same time, I perceive flaws in his methodological approach: David Anthony Sam rated it really liked it Jun 18, Eriq rated it liked it Sep 28, Start Expand Start Minimize Start. Management Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Lists with This Book. Organisation Expand Organisation Minimize Organisation.

His book Engineering Culture: Can the knowledge gained from observing Tech be applied to other organizations? Tomi Koljonen rated it really liked it Aug 24, Engineerint rated it really liked it Jul 28, Gideon Kunda builds his conclusions mainly on the observation of one single company and various textworks to aid his analysis. Chris Conrey rated it liked it Dec 03, Sandra rated it it was ok Jan 28,