Organizational Communication and Cultural Vision

Approaches for Analysis

By Mary L. Mohan

Subjects: Organization Theory
Series: SUNY series, Human Communication Processes
Paperback : 9780791415382, 202 pages, August 1993
Hardcover : 9780791415375, 202 pages, August 1993

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Table of contents


Organizational Culture: The Evolution of a Construct


1. Definitions and Dimensions of a Developing Construct

2. Organizational Culture As a Multiparadigm Construct

3. Conceptual Frames for Assessment of Organizational Culture

4. Individual and Collective Culture Change Processes: Socialization, Identification, Evolution

5. Cultural Management and Leadership


6. An Empirical Exploration of Cultural Dimensions

7. Cultural Range and Stability

8. Merging Organizational Reality With Collective Vision: A Research Agenda


Appendix A. Research Hypotheses, Phases, and Variables

Appendix B. Interview Schedule

Appendix C. Coding Categories for Interview and Content Analysis Data with Coding Instructions

Appendix D. ODS Items in Cultural Dimension Categories

Appendix E. OIQ Items in Components of Identification Categories

Appendix F. Summary of Stepwise Multiple Discriminant Analysis




This book provides a review and synthesis of contemporary theory and research on organizational culture. Chapters focus on a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to culture, identifying types of organizational cultures, tracing phases in cultural evolution. In addition, several chapters are devoted to dealing with practical applications, such as the processes of socialization and identification, as well as the management of culture in organizations.

Mary Leslie Mohan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at State University of New York, College at Geneseo.


"This is an excellent analytical sweep through a large and complex body of theory, research and popular discussion, coupled with a thoughtful, innovative, large-scale study. The study us well-grounded in the review, and the review is very up-to-date and comprehensive. I especially like the nonreductive approach to competing perspectives and the constructive tone that permeates the discussion. " — Ted J. Smith, III, Virginia Commonwealth University