Organisational Culture by Andrew Brown

Published by Pitman, 1995, Paperback.

Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled, lower wrapper creased at the top corner. Slight marking to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.

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Later Printing. From the cover: Organisational culture encapsulates the norms, beliefs, principles and ways of behaving that go together to give each organisation its distinctive character. This exciting new text provides a coherent overview of the principal ideas and frameworks for organisational culture, how and why cultures change, and the linkages between culture, strategy and performance. It goes on to look at how organisational culture can affect business performance, illustrating all concepts and theory throughout with topical case examples taken from European companies.

The text begins by giving an introduction to the basic tenets of organisational culture before going on to build on these in a study of the development of cultures, sub-cultures and national cultures. The final chapter draws together the concepts discussed and speculates on future developments in the field of organisational culture.

Organisational Culture includes case studies taken from the following well-known companies:

  • Bassett Foods Plc
  • Stanhof Systems
  • Royal Mail
  • Renault and Volvo
  • Digital Equipment Co (UK) Ltd
  • Tudor Rose
  • Shell Chemicals (UK)
  • The NHS

The case study The Management of Change in the NHS: a Study of the Resource Management Initiative was successful in the European Case Clearing House 1994 European Case of the Year Awards in the Policy and General Management category.

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