Cultural Models of Organization: The Social Construction of Rational Organizing Principles
The Sociology of Culture: Emerging Theoretical Perspectives, p. 118, 1994
25 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2014
Date Written: 1994
Ever since the rise of modern organizational forms in the mid nineteenth century, social scientists have treated organizations and bureaucracies as instrumental social structures that are little affected by culture. Most organizations were thought to conform to general rules of efficiency rather than to local cultural dictates.
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