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Book Review: Engineering culture: control and commitment in a high-tech corporation

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Corporate 'culture' - a way of harmonising organisational goals with the aspirations of individual employees, a sinister form of mind control, or just vacuous and pious waffle that forms the current fad of management consultants and similar-minded prophets? This book engages such issues through a detailed ethnographic study of the mechanisms by which corporate goals are implanted in professionals employed by an unnamed American high-tech corporation famed for its strong organisational culture. By Gideon Kunda, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992, 297 pp.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-716
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1992

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