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Title Symbols and artifacts : views of the corporate landscape / Pasquale Gagliardi, editor
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Series Communication and social order
Communication and social order.
Contents Artifacts as pathways and remains of organizational life / Pasquale Gagliardi -- Corporate architecture: turning physical setting into symbolic resources / Per Olof Berg, Kristian Kreiner -- Building buildings and living lives: a critique of bureaucracy, ideology and concrete artifacts / Michael Rosen, Wanda J. Orlikowski, Kim S. Schmahamann -- Housing modifications as organizational communication / Brian Rusted -- Meaning of the workplace: using ideas of ritual space in design / Dennis Doxtater -- The symbolics of office design: an empirical exploration / Mary Jo Hatch -- Designing dynamic artifacts: computer systems as formative contexts / Claudio U. Ciborra, Giovan Francesco Lanzara
Artifacts in a bureaucratic monastery / Janne Larsen, Majken Schultz -- The symbol of the space shuttle and the degeneration of the American dream / Howard S. Schwartz -- The aesthetic imperative of a rational-technical machinery: a study in organizational control through the design of artifacts / Robert W. Witkin -- Linguistic artifacts at service of organizational control / Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges, Bernward Joerges -- Failed artifacts / Barry A. Turner -- Theory as artefact: artefact as theory / Stephen A. Linstead, Robert Grafton-Small
Colors, artifacts, and ideologies / Joseph Sassoon -- Photography analysis: a method to capture organizational belief systems / Deborah Doughtery, Gideon Kunda -- Curing the monster: some images of and considerations about the dragon / Burkard Sievers -- The symbolic value of computerized information systems / Christian Scholz -- Car makers and marathon runners: in pursuit of culture through the language of leadership / Claudia Piccardo, Giuseppe Varchetta, Gianni Zanarini -- The C.E.O. as corporate myth-maker: negotiating the boundaires of work and play at Domino's Pizza company / Richard Raspa
Summary A selection of 18 papers from an international conference in Milan, June 1987, organized by the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism. Details how corporate artifacts are invested with meaning, are related to control, and can be used as cultural indicators in research. Among the topics are office design, housing modifications, computer systems, and the space shuttle. Fairly devoid of specialist jargon
Notes Originally published 1990 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Corporate culture.
Signs and symbols.
Genre/Form KongreƟ
Mailand (1987)
Form Electronic book
Author Gagliardi, Pasquale, 1936- editor.
ISBN 1351487299