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The Corporate Culture Survival Guide, New and Revised Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-29371-3
256 pages
August 2009, Jossey-Bass
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The father of the corporate culture field and pioneer in organizational psychology on today's changing corporate culture

This is the definitive guide to corporate culture for practitioners. Recognized expert Edgar H. Schein explains what culture is and why it's important, how to evaluate your organization's culture, and how to improve it, using straightforward, practical tools based on decades of research and real-world case studies. This new edition reflects the massive changes in the business world over the past ten years, exploring the influence of globalization, new technology, and mergers on culture and organization change. New case examples help illustrate the principals at work and bring focus to emerging issues in international, nonprofit, and government organizations as well as business. Organized around the questions that change agents most often ask, this new edition of the classic book will help anyone from line managers to CEOs assess their culture and make it more effective.

  • Offers a new edition of a classic work with a focus on practitioners
  • Includes new case examples and information on globalization, the effects of technology, and managerial competencies
  • Covers the basics on changing culture and includes a wealth of practical advice
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The Author.


Chapter One: Why Bother?

Chapter Two: What Is Culture Anyway?

Chapter Three: What Are the Elements and Dimensions of Organizational Culture?

Chapter Four: Deeper Assumptions.

Chapter Five: When and How to Assess Your Culture.


Chapter Six: Cultural Learning, Unlearning, and Transformative Change.

Chapter Seven: Culture Creation, Evolution, and Change in Start-Up Companies.

Chapter Eight: Culture Dynamics in the Mature Company.

Chapter Nine: Mid-Life Crisis and Potential Decline.

Chapter Ten: When Cultures Meet: Acquisitions, Mergers, Joint Ventures, and Other Multicultural Collaborations.

Chapter Eleven: Cultural Realities for the Serious Culture Leader




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Edgar H. Schein, a world-renowned expert on organizational culture, is the Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is the author of numerous books including Organizational Culture and Leadership and Career Anchors Facilitator's Guide Package, both in their third editions.

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