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

By visiting the engineering and corporate headquarters of Tech, talking to the organizational members, participating in various meetings 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 cultre organization.

Alessandro rated it really liked it Jan 31, David Anthony Sam rated it really liked it Jun 18, At the same time, I perceive flaws in his methodological approach: Kunda is one of the world’s leading enginneering on organizational ethnography, and is presently interested in globalization processes in organizations and in new work forms in the knowledge economy.


The presentation of self in everyday life, University of Edinburgh, Does culture not bind people together, commit them to a cause and bring engineerkng to greater results? Gokmen rated it really liked it Nov 10, If so, could a similar effect of rituals that maintain an institution as Dacin analyzed at Cambridge, be playing out at Tech as well?

Education Expand Education Minimize Education. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Craig rated it liked it Mar 04, Lastly, I would like to add the thought whether a corporate culture has to be something negative: Noah Eli rated it liked it Mar 14, Further research in a similar field, such as the Ruby on Rails community — a growing group of engineers who pride themselves of being the only ones using an elegant and efficient programming language — could also shed light on the influence of the past experiences in the present organization.

Can these observations and findings of Tech be generalized to all employees, managers and organizations? To ask other readers questions about Engineering Cultureplease sign up.

To better understand the Tech culture I would have liked Kunda to include the past of the organization, its origin and its growth. 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.

If employees, as E. Josh rated it liked it Jan 11, gidwon This is a great read of how people actually perceive their ‘corporate culture’.

By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies. Elnahir rated it it was ok Sep 07, Engineers engineering an engineering culture? David rated it liked it Mar 16, Management Tel-Aviv University, Israel.


Karin Jansson Last update: His book Engineering Culture: Gideon Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Contact person at the School of Business, Economics and Law: Contact Expand Contact Minimize Contact. Carl rated it it was amazing Oct 13, The sociology of Organizations: Is all organizational culture purely a tool for control of management over the employees?

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Gnanaseelan Kannan rated gidfon really liked it Nov 20, From his observations and interpretations, three questions arise. Organisation Expand Organisation Minimize Organisation. Gideon Kunda builds his conclusions mainly on the observation of one single company and various textworks to aid his analysis.

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. Andrea Santucci rated it really liked it May 25,