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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Noah Eli rated it liked it Mar 14, 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.

To ask other engineeribg questions about Engineering Cultureplease sign up. Preview — Engineering Culture by Gideon Kunda. Gokmen rated it really liked it Nov 10, Past experiences in similar organizational settings tell me that employees play a strong part in creating this sense of goal-orientation, their responsibility and hard work and company loyalty.

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If so, could a similar effect of rituals that maintain an institution as Dacin analyzed at Cambridge, be playing out at Tech as well? Get over the yawning cover and dito title. Even though the founder Sam Miller is often mentioned, little is known about his past, his expertise and his motivation to build Tech.


Edward Wang rated it really liked it Nov 07, Post navigation Setting up a marketing department. Andrea Santucci rated it really liked it May 25, David Anthony Sam rated it really liked it Jun 18, Paperbackpages. Contact person at the School of Business, Economics and Law: From his observations and interpretations, three questions arise.

Tomi Koljonen rated it really liked it Aug 24, No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Gideon Kunda – School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Kunda has lectured widely on culture, culture management, and culture change in the United States, Europe, and Israel. Kunda gives only a momentary glimpse into organizational life but does not cullture the past or history of Tech into consideration. He has 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.

Management Tel-Aviv University, Cupture. This is a great read of how people actually perceive their ‘corporate culture’. 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 over time and came to constitute many hundreds of people at the time of study.


Heather rated it really liked it Jul 28, School of Business, Economics and Law.

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

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Engineers engineering an kjnda culture? Start Expand Start Minimize Start. Emma rated it really liked it May 15, Eriq rated it liked it Sep 28, Organisation Expand Organisation Minimize Organisation. Kalle rated it it was ok May 21, Gnanaseelan Kannan rated it really liked it Nov 20, Goffman points out, are not passive objects of control but enigneering free to react and thus accept, deny or even reshape the demands of management, what then is their role in this situation?

What constitutes a theoretical contribution? 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. Rasmus rated it really liked it Nov 27, What roles do the employees play in this power game? Craig rated it liked it Mar 04, Is it surprising that people with the same love for a certain technology, with a similar background and shared experiences develop a group cohesion, a strong sense of commitment and loyalty?