Edgar Schein's Model of Organizational Culture Levels as a Hologram

Dimitrov, K., (2013) “Edgar Schein’s model of organizational culture levels as a hologram”, (a study), Economic studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, issue 4, pp3-36; ISSN 0205-3292

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Kiril Dimitrov

University of National and World Economy

Date Written: December 17, 2013

Abstract

The current study dwells upon Edgar Schein’s original framework for exploring organizational culture by classifying its elements to three levels. Important directions of model’s elaboration are identified and analyzed. The last have been undertaken by different researchers in the last three decades, based on individual’s necessities, involvement and experience with the application in practice of this model. Viewing Schein’s model as a hologram is recommended as a way to dissolve subjectively identified by different authors issues or ambiguities in this framework. Thus, a contemporary, useful and richer “snapshot” of this model is proposed for use in the organizations during these turbulent times when cultural intelligence capabilities come of greater importance for their successful market performance.

Keywords: Cultural Levels, Corporate Culture, Firm Culture, Organization Culture, Edgar Schein, Cultural Frameworks

JEL Classification: M14, L20, D03

Suggested Citation

Dimitrov, Kiril, Edgar Schein's Model of Organizational Culture Levels as a Hologram (December 17, 2013). Dimitrov, K., (2013) “Edgar Schein’s model of organizational culture levels as a hologram”, (a study), Economic studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, issue 4, pp3-36; ISSN 0205-3292. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3215217

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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