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Organisationskultur: Ett kritiskt granskande genom modernism, symbolism och postmodernism
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Organizational culture is subject of a great debate nowadays and there is especially three schools which affairs its nature of reality; modernism, symbolism and postmodernism. This thesis is built upon a case study about the organization Idé & KunskapsCentrum, which experience various cultural issues. Observations made during visits in the organization environment forms the ground on which discussions about different perspectives are made regarding organizational culture.

The thesis describes and investigates the subject of organizational culture and its relationship to human behavior in organizations. Furthermore, I discuss and analyze organizational culture from the three different perspectives, in order to present a critical view on the subject for the reader.

The thesis is based upon a case study about the organization Idé & KunskapsCentrum. A qualitative research method has been conducted with data collected especially from an ethnographic study, but also via semi-structured interviews. The theoretical data has been collected following an inductive process.

I have come to the conclusion that you cannot base your view on organizational culture, solely from the view of the modernism. In order to create a sufficient understanding about the subject, one has to be aware of the other perspectives within the discourse, and use that knowledge to think and act critically regarding organizational culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 76 p.
Keyword [sv]
Organisationskultur, företagskultur, modernism, symbolism, postmodernism, kultur, etnografisk undersökning
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-18898OAI: diva2:528464
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Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-05-31 Created: 2012-05-25 Last updated: 2012-05-31Bibliographically approved

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