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Culture and Demography in Organizations

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ISBN-10: 0691124825

ISBN-13: 9780691124827

Edition: 2006

Authors: J. Richard Harrison, Glenn R. Carroll

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How do corporations and other organizations transmit their cultures over time? This book grounds its analysis in mathematical tools and computer simulations, offering a comprehensive answer to this question.
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Book details

List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.29" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Figures xi List of Tables xiii Preface xv Acknowledgments xix
Cultural Analysis 1
Culture in Organizations
Introduction
Culture in Social Science
Culture in Organization Theory
The Content Approach to Culture
The Distributive Approach to Culture
A Limited Synthetic Approach to Organizational Culture
Reader's Guide
Modeling Culture with Simulation
Introduction
Forms of Scientific Inquiry
What Is a Computer Simulation?
Why Use Simulation?
Simulation Modeling
Challenges of Simulation
Model of Cultural Transmission
Representing Culture
Introduction
Enculturation
Content Dimensions of Culture
Enculturation and Cultural Dimensions
Summary
Cultural Transmission
Introduction
Modeling Framework
Model Specification
Summary
Organizational Types
Introduction
Stylized Organizational Types
Simulation Methods
Findings by Type
Conclusion
Growth and Decline
Introduction
Cultural Management and Growth
Organizational Decline
Decomposing Transmission
Managerial Implications
Conclusion
Applications and Extensions of the Model
Heterogeneity in Tenure
Introduction
LOS Distributions in Organizations
The Implicit Link
Modeling Top Management Teams
Design of Experiments
Findings
Decomposing LOS Heterogeneity
Summary
Cultural Influence Networks
Introduction
Networks of Influence
Modeling Framework
Dynamic Influence
Demography and Network Structure
Design of Experiments
Findings
Discussion
Terrorist Networks
Introduction
Background on Terrorist Organizations
Underground Network-Based Organizations
Adapting the Network Model
Effects of Counterterrorism Strategies
Simulation Design
Findings
Conclusion
Merging Cultures
Introduction
Post-Merger Cultural Integration
Modeling Framework
Experimental Design
System Dynamics
Findings
Discussion
Culture, Aging, and Failure
Introduction
Macro Model Framework
Demography of the System
The Cultural System
Design of Experiments
Findings
Implications
Concluding Remarks
Introduction
Model Overview
Review of Findings
Implications
Extensions of the Model
Conclusion
Notation
Simulation Parameter Settings
References
Index