Corporate Cultures: The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life

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Chapter 1
1.
For general background on organization cultures, refer to Andrew M. Pettigrew , "On Studying Organizational Cultures," Administrative Science Quarterly, December 1979; "The Creations of Organizational Cultures," paper presented to the joint Eiasm-Dansk Management Center Research Seminar on Entrepreneurs and the Process of Institution Building Copenhagen, 18-20 May 1976; "Understanding Organizational Cultures, " Administrative Science Quarterly, December 1979; and Meryl Reis Louis , A Cultural Perspective on Organizations," unpublished paper, Naval Post Graduate School, 1980.
2.
The NCR story was taken from S. C. Allyn, My Half Century at NCR ( New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967).
3.
Marvin Bower's definition of culture was taken, with some poetic license, from his book The Will to Manage ( New York: McGraw-Hill 1966).
4.
The primary source we have used for general input on the beliefs and values of many companies--IBM, GE, DuPont, P&G, etc.--are company publications and statements, particularly annual reports, quarterly statements, internal magazines, and speeches to analysts published in the Wall Street Transcript.
5.
Our ideas originated in research on educational organizations, as well as in businesses. A major tributary to our work was the research of The Environment for Teaching program, Stanford's Educational Center for Research and Development in Teaching (now The Center for Research at

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