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Culture, Self-Identity, and Work

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ISBN-10: 0195075803

ISBN-13: 9780195075809

Edition: 1993

Authors: Erez, P. Christopher Earley

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The focus of this book is the development and application of a middle-range theory of culture, self-identity and work behaviour. According to the authors' self-representative theory, three components are relevant to an individual's work behaviour: cultural and situational characteristics, cognitive representation of the self, and managerial practices and techniques used in an organization. Culture is viewed as a shared knowledge structure that results in decreased variability in individual interpretation of stimuli. The self is viewed as a dynamic interpretive structure that shapes an individual's interpretation of social milieu. Managerial practices influence work behaviour, and in this book the focus is on how these practices relate to the components of culture and the self. A final chapter provides a number of specific recommendations for how organizations might consider structuring their environment and managerial practices in order to match culture-self interaction.
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Book details

List price: $135.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/12/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
Cultural Factors Influencing Organizational Behavior
The Current State of Theory Development in Organizational Behavior
The Identification of Cultural Characteristics
The Application of Cognitive Models of Information Processing to Develop Models of Organizational Behavior
The Interrelationship Among Culture, Managerial Practices, Self-Regulatory Processes, and Employee Behavior: A Case Study
Toward the Development of a New Model of Cross-Cultural Organizational Behavior
Cultural Self-Representation Theory
Cultural Characteristics
Management Practices and Motivational Techniques
The Self
Generalized Work Behavior
An Integration
Summary
Cultural Frameworks
Definitions of Culture
Perspectives on Culture
Summary of Approaches and Present Framework
Individualism and Collectivism
Collectivities and Clans
Overview of Individualism and Collectivism
Perspectives on Individualism and Collectivism
Antecedents and Consequences of Individualism and Collectivism
Summary and Present Definition
Work Motivation
The Relationship Among Needs, Values, and Culture
Work Motivation Within a Cross-Cultural Framework
Summary and Implications
Culture, Self, and Communication
Culture as a Communication Phenomenon
Communication as a Cultural Phenomenon
Cognitive Frames and the Self
Communication Across Cultures
Group Dynamics
Definition and Brief History
Group Action Model
Application to Selected Topics
Summary
Leadership
Basic Framework of Leadership
Summary
Negotiation and Bargaining
Behavioral-Cognitive Framework
Cultural Model of Negotiation
Summary
Summary and Conclusions
Previous Research in Organizational Behavior Reexamined in Light of Cultural Self-Representation
Practical Implications
References
Index