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Organizational Climate and Culture



Organizational Climate and Culture

Benjamin Schneider

ISBN: 978-0-470-62203-2 November 2009 Pfeiffer 478 Pages


Sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.

Reveals how examining climate and culture together can advance understanding of the behavior of individuals within organizations, as well as overall organizational performance in such diverse areas as financial planning, marketing, and human resource development.


The Editor

The Contributors

Part One: Conceptual Issues

1. Climate and Culture: An Evolution of Constructs

2. The Meaning of Organizations: The Role of Cognition and Values

3. Acculturation in the Workplace: Newcomers as Lay Ethnographers

4. Strategic Context and Organizational Climate

Part Two: Methodological Issues

5. Assessing Organizational Culture: The Case for Multiple Methods

6. Level-of-Analysis Issues in Climate and Culture Research

Part Three: Applying Climate and Culture Constructs

7. Organizational Culture: A Key to Financial Performance?

8. The Role of Climate and Culture in Productivity

9. Organizational Culture: A Behavioral Perspective

10. Feeling the Elephant: Culture Consequences of a Corporate Acquisition and Buy-Back

11. The Climate for Service: An Application of the Climate Construct

Conclusion: Organizational Climate and Culture: Two Constructs in Search of a Role

Name Index

Subject Index