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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Gideon Kunda

Similarly, Kunda mentions that Tech went through many management changes and is a tough, competitive environment ; yet we know little about how the organization has changed over time and kunca to constitute many hundreds of people at the time of study. Jennifer Keeton rated it really liked it Mar 11, Even though the founder Sam Giseon is often mentioned, little is known about his past, his expertise and his motivation to build Tech.

Kunda gives only a momentary glimpse into organizational life but does not take the cultue or history of Tech into consideration. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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

uclture Kunda is one of the world’s leading authorities on organizational ethnography, and is presently interested in globalization processes in organizations and in new work forms in the knowledge economy. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies. Contact person at the School of Business, Economics and Law: Carl rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Start Expand Start Minimize Start. How were new engineers recruited? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture. Heather rated it really liked it Jul 28, Get over the yawning cover and dito title. Natalie rated it it was amazing Nov 12, His line of thoughts is well understandable, but I believe that Kunda gives only a one-sided view of the situation.

Is it surprising that people with the same love engineerig a certain technology, kujda a similar background and shared experiences develop a group cohesion, a strong sense of commitment and loyalty?

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Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy examines the social organization of temporary work among engineers in Silicon Valley. Refresh and try again. Lastly, I would like to add the thought whether a corporate culture has to be something negative: Management Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Antonella rated it really liked it Sep 07, Tell a friend about this page Print version. No trivia or quizzes yet. Andrea Santucci culthre it really liked it May 25, Lists with This Book. Can these observations and findings of Tech be generalized to all employees, managers and organizations?

Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation by Gideon Kunda

Uriel rated it liked it Apr 12, Books by Gideon Kunda. Emma rated it really liked it May 15, Andrew Foley rated it really liked it Oct 17, David rated it liked it Mar 16, 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.


Noah Eli rated it liked it Mar 14, Goffman, who sees employees as active members, and Roberto Unger, to whom an individual has the capacity to accept, refuse and transcend the context, are much closer in my view of the power of the employees.

He has served as the director of the Institute for Social Research at Tel Aviv Universitychair of the Department of Labor Studies, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University in California.

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Gideon Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture.