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Author Alvesson, Mats, 1956-

Title Management of knowledge-intensive companies / Mats Alvesson.

Publication Info. Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, 1995.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 367 pages) : illustrations.
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Physical Medium polychrome
Series De Gruyter Studies in Organization
De Gruyter studies in organization.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-367).
Contents ""Preface""; ""1 Introduction""; ""1.1 Theoretical Objectives""; ""1.2 Theoretical Frames of Reference""; ""1.3 Knowledge-intensive Companies""; ""1.4 Constraints""; ""1.5 The Structure of the Book""; ""2 Description of Enator AB""; ""2.1 Enator�s History: 1977�87""; ""2.2 Enator at the Time of the Case Study (1987)""; ""2.3 Something about Enator�s Functioning and Management""; ""2.4 The Pronator Group""; ""2.5 Market and Competitive Conditions""; ""3 Culture Theory""; ""3.1 The Culture Concept and Theories about Culture""; ""3.2 Organizational Culture Research""
""3.3 Symbolism and Organizational Symbolism""""3.4 Summary""; ""4 Qualitative Research and Philosophy of Science""; ""4.1 Interpretative Research""; ""4.2 The Importance of Metaphors in Research""; ""4.3 Avoiding the Objectivism and Relativism Traps""; ""4.4 Research Texts which Stimulate Dialogue""; ""4.5 Culture Research""; ""4.6 The Method in the Present Study""; ""5 A Socialization Sequence: Course in Project Management Philosophy""; ""5.1 On Socialization in Organizations""; ""5.2 The Project Management Philosophy Course from a Socialization Perspective""; ""5.3 Course Objectives""
""5.4 The Course as a Social-Integrative Management Instrument""""5.5 On the Processing of Social Information""; ""5.6 Comments on the Socialization Process from the Social Information Processing Perspective""; ""5.7 Summary and Comments""; ""6 A Flat Pyramid. A Symbolic Processing of Organizational Structure""; ""6.1 Organizational Structure""; ""6.2 Enator�s Organizational Structure""; ""6.3 The Organization of the Consultancy Projects""; ""6.4 Enator in Terms of Mintzberg�s Configurations""; ""6.5 Adhocracy""; ""6.6 Adhocracy: Conclusions""
""6.7 Organizational Structure in a Dynamic Perspective""""6.8 Organizational Structure from the Cultural Perspective""; ""6.9 Conclusion""; ""7 Corporate Culture and the Organizational Climate""; ""7.1 Corporate Culture in General""; ""7.2 Corporate Culture at Enator: Content""; ""7.3 Cultural Forms of Expression and Transmission""; ""7.4 Organizational Rites at Enator""; ""7.5 The Enator Building""; ""7.6 A Brief Flashback to the Development of Ritual Forms""; ""7.7 Comments on Rites and Other Symbolic Forms at Enator""; ""7.8 The Depth of Symbolism""
""7.9 Does Enator Form a Distinct Corporate Culture?""""7.10 Organizational Climate at Enator""; ""7.11 What Determines the Corporate Culture and the Organizational Climate?""; ""7.12 Summary""; ""8 Leadership as Social Integrative Action""; ""8.1 A Note on Leadership Research and a Thesis""; ""8.2 Leadership during the Expansion of Enator""; ""8.3 The Founders""; ""8.4 Charisma as an Attributed Characteristic""; ""8.5 Management Principles and Corporate Culture""; ""8.6 Integration, Differentiation and Fragmentation""; ""8.7 The Company as an Institution""
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Subject Enator AB -- Management -- Case studies.
Enator AB.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Subject Consulting firms -- Management.
Consulting firms -- Management.
Organizational behavior.
Organizational behavior.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies.
Other Form: Print version: Alvesson, Mats, 1956- Management of knowledge-intensive companies. Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, 1995 (DLC) 94037024
ISBN 9783110900569 (electronic book)
3110900564 (electronic book)
3110128659 (alkaline paper)