Control and Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation
Balanserad och nyanserad kritisk analys av kulturstyrning, en omfattande, väl genomförd etnografi! Starkt rekommenderad läsning, nödvändig för reflektioner kring framtiden av organisering och ledning
Over the last several decades, employers have increasingly replaced permanent employees with temporary workers and independent contractors to cut labor costs and enhance flexibility. Although commentators have focused largely on low-wage temporary...
"Overall, this is one of the finest ethnographies of an organization culture I have read."-Administrative Science Quarterly "This book remains the classic attempt to come to terms with the reality of work in the new economy, as it emerges to replace the alienation of mass production. Kunda recognizes, even celebrates, the autonomy and engagement of work which has grown up around IT. But he also identifies the ways management quite deliberately limits and controls that autonomy and exploits engagement. And he underscores the price which the new work place exacts from the workers excluded from the realm of autonomy, from those who become overcommitted to it, and from those who, often inadvertently, overstep its boundaries."-Michael Joseph Piore, David W. Skinner Professor of Political Economy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gideon Kunda is Associate Professor, Department of Labor Studies, Tel Aviv University.
Acknowledgments to the revised edition Acknowledgments Preface to the Revised Edition Chapter One: Culture and Organization Chapter Two: The Setting Chapter Three: Ideology: Tech Culture Codified Chapter Four: Presentational Rituals: Talking Ideology Chapter Five: Self and Organization: In the Shadow of the Golden Bull Chapter Six: Conclusion Chapter Seven: Epilogue Appendix: Methods -- A Confessional of Sorts Notes References Index