Natural Analogies Among Organizational Culture Models

Dimitrov, K., (2012) “Natural analogies among organizational culture models”, “Vanguard scientific instruments in management” journal (VSIM), Volume 1 (5), pp 99-125, ISSN 1314-0582

Posted: 6 Aug 2018

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Kiril Dimitrov

University of National and World Economy

Date Written: July 17, 2012

Abstract

The current article presents and justifies the wise use of natural analogies in teaching Firm culture at the Universities and in consulting activities in organizations, associated with necessary study of an existing firm culture, before undertaking change management initiatives that are intended to ensure lasting effects. The meanings and structures of widely used cultural metaphors such as an iceberg, a tree, an onion, a water-lily, an apple and an egg are described and analyzed here.

Keywords: organizational culture, firm culture, natural analogies, common metaphors, cultural levels

JEL Classification: M14, L1, L2, Z1

Suggested Citation

Dimitrov, Kiril, Natural Analogies Among Organizational Culture Models (July 17, 2012). Dimitrov, K., (2012) “Natural analogies among organizational culture models”, “Vanguard scientific instruments in management” journal (VSIM), Volume 1 (5), pp 99-125, ISSN 1314-0582. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3215211

Kiril Dimitrov (Contact Author)

University of National and World Economy ( email )

Studentsky Grad
Sofia, 1700
Bulgaria

HOME PAGE: http://www.unwe.bg

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