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MANAGEMENT: Corporate Culture

"Profitability is the Key to Value. If You've Got it, Flaunt It. If You Don't Have It, Get It (business strategy). If You Can't Get It, Get Out (capital strategy)."

--- Bill Fruhan, Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School, author of: Financial Strategy: Studies in the Creation, Transfer, and Destruction of Shareholder Value.

(ABN AMRO Bank), Ton van Nimwegen (2002). Global Banking, Global Values: The In-House Reception of the Corporate Values of ABN AMRO. (Delft, Netherlands: Eburon, 300 p.). ABN AMRO Bank--Management; ABN AMRO Bank--Employees--Attitudes; Banks and banking, Dutch; Corporate culture; Multiculturalism.

(Ford Hermosillo), Sergio Alfonso Sandoval Godoy (2003). Hibridaci´on, Modernizaci´on Reflexiva y Procesos Culturales en la Planta de Ford Hermosillo. (Hermosillo: CIAD: Colegio de Sonora; Mexico, D.F.: Plaza y Valde´s, 318 p.). Ford Motor Company; Automobile industry and trade--Mexico--Hermosillo--Management; Organizational change--Mexico--Hermosillo; Corporate culture--Mexico--Hermosillo; Industrial relations--Mexico--Hermosillo; Hybridity (Social sciences)--Mexico--Hermosillo.

(IBM), Sara J. Moulton Reger; with contributors from IBM Research, Business Consulting Services, and Institute for Business Value (2005). Can Two Rights Make a Wrong?: Insights from IBM’s Tangible Culture Approach. (Indianapolis, IN: IBM Press, 304 p.). International Business Machines Corporation; Corporate culture; Consolidation and merger of corporations. Create unifying culture, overcome common cultural clashes, achieve effective collaboration.

(Merlin Guerin), Bruno Lefebvre (1998). La Transformation des Cultures Techniques: Merlin Guerin, 1920-1996. (Paris, FR: Harmattan, 265 p.). Merlin Guerin (Firm)--History; Corporate culture--France--Case studies.

(Neoforma), Wayne McVicker (2005). Starting Something: An Entrepreneur’s Tale of Control, Confrontation & Corporate Culture. (Los Altos, CA: Ravel Media, 409 p.). Co-Founder, Board Member, President (Neoforma). McVicker, Wayne; Neoforma (Firm); Corporate culture--United States; Entrepreneurship--United States--Case studies; Businessmen--United States--Biography. 16th most successful IPO in history.

(Rinascente), Rodolfo Francesconi (1994). Azienda come Cultura: La Rinascente. (Milano, IT: Baldini & Castoldi, 167 p.). Rinascente (Firm); Rinascente (Firm); Corporate culture--Italy--Case studies.

(Sarna Kunststoff AG), Bernadette Kurmann (1985). Firmenkultur am Beispiel der Sarna. (Bern, Switzerland: P. Haupt, 119 p.). Plastics industry and trade--Switzerland--Management--Case studies; Corporate culture--Switzerland--Case studies; Sarna Kunststoff AG--Management.

(Sea World), Susan G. Davis (1997). Spectacular Nature: Corporate Culture and the Sea World Experience. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 313 p.). Associate Professor of Communication (University of California, San Diego). Sea World; Amusement parks--Social aspects--California--San Diego; Amusement parks--Economic aspects--California--San Diego; Corporate culture--California--San Diego.  

(Starbucks), John Moore (2006). Tribal Knowledge: Business Wisdom Brewed from the Grounds of Starbucks Corporate Culture. (Chicago, IL: Kaplan Pub., 264 p.). Former Retail Marketing Manager for Starbucks Coffee, Former Director of National Marketing for Whole Foods Market. Starbucks Coffee Company; Coffee industry--United States; Coffee--United States--Marketing; Corporate culture--United States; Organizational effectiveness--United States. How Starbucks focused  passionately on details of customer experience.

(Toyota), Jeffrey K. Liker (2004). The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 330 p.). Toyota JidŻosha KŻogyŻo Kabushiki Kaisha.; Production management Case studies; Industrial productivity; Corporate culture History; Industrial management.  

Dave Arnott (2000). Corporate Cults: The Insidious Lure of the All-Consuming Organization. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 240 p.). Corporate culture; Organizational behavior.

Jina Bacarr (1992). How To Work for a Japanese Boss. (New York, NY: Carol, 252 p.). Corporate culture--Japan; Corporations, Japanese--Social aspects; Americans--Employment--Japan; Intercultural communication--United States.

Jean-Louis Barsoux (1993). Funny Business: Humour, Management and Business Culture. (New York, NY: Cassell, 200 p.). Humor in business; Management--Humor; Corporate culture--Humor.

Hamid Bouchikhi, John R. Kimberly (2008). The Soul of the Corporation: How To Manage the Identity of Your Company. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Wharton School Pub., 208 p.). Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship (ESSEC); Henry Bower Professor and Professor of Management, Health Care Systems, and Sociology (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania), Visiting Professor at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Corporate culture; Corporate image; Brand name products--Management; Business names--Management. Understand company’s identity, take control of it, leverage it for long-term adaptation, success; how identity can be extraordinarily valuable asset, huge liability, if not properly managed; how  firm’s identity is related to, different from, its organizational culture, brand positioning, reputation.

Jordi Canals (2010). Building Respected Companies: Rethinking Business Leadership and the Purpose of the Firm. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 267 p.). Dean and Professor of Economics and General Management at IESE Business School. Corporate culture; Social responsibility of business; Leadership. Maximizing shareholder value became main objective of firm: 1) chief executives' economic incentives directly tied to stock market performance; 2) many CEOs made terrible decisions based on short-term, greed; firm has become object of anger, criticism, cynicism; must develop companies that serve society, not just shareholders; requires new perspective of what firm is, what purpose of firm in society should be, what role of board of directors, senior executives should be.

Sue Cartwright and Cary L. Cooper (1996). Managing Mergers, Acquisitions, and Strategic Alliances: Integrating People and Cultures. (Boston, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 250 p. [2nd ed.]). Consolidation and merger of corporations--Management; Corporate culture; Strategic alliances (Business).

Stanley M. Davis (1984). Managing Corporate Culture. (Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Pub., 123 p.). Corporate culture.

Clark Davis (2000). Company Men: White-Collar Life and Corporate Cultures in Los Angeles, 1892-1941. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 298 p.). Executives--California--Los Angeles--History; White collar workers--California--Los Angeles--History; Corporate culture--California--Los Angeles--History.

Terence E. Deal and Allan A. Kennedy (1982). Corporate Cultures: The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life. (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publ. Co., 232 p.). Harvard University Professor, McKinsey & Co. Consultant. Corporations--United States; Culture; Organization. How corporations mold the character of employees.

--- (1999). The New Corporate Cultures: Revitalizing the Workplace After Downsizing, Mergers and Reengineering. (Reading, MA: Perseus Books, 312 p.). Corporations - Social Aspects, Management, Workplace.

Anna-Maria Garden (2000). Reading the Mind of the Organization: Connecting the Strategy with the Psychology of the Business. (Brookfield, VT: Gower, 256 p.). Corporate culture; Organizational behavior; Psychology, Industrial.

eds. Andrew Godley and Oliver Westall (1996). Business History and Business Culture. (New York, NY: Manchester University Press. Business--History--Congresses; Entrepreneurship--Social aspects--Congresses; Corporate culture--Congresses; Business enterprises--Social aspects--Case studies--Congresses.

Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones (1998). The Character of a Corporation: How Your Company's Culture Can Make or Break Your Business. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 237 p.). Corporate culture; Organizational behavior; Management.

J. Richard Harrison and Glenn R. Carroll (2006). Culture and Demography in Organizations. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 296 p.). Associate Professor of Organizations, Strategy, and International Management (University of Texas, Dallas); Laurence W. Lane Professor of Organizations at the Graduate School of Business, and (by courtesy) Professor of Sociology (Stanford University). Corporate culture; Organizational change; Strategic planning; Employees--Recruiting; Labor turnover; Social sciences--Computer simulation. How "culture" persists over time while personnel change.

Bill Hendrickson (2004). You Can Survive The Corporate Culture. (Frederick, MD: PublishAmerica, 144 p.). Host of "Time Out", weekly radio show on WCOM-FM (Carrboro, NC). Corporate culture; Organizational behavior; Management; Organizational change.

James L. Heskett, Earl W. Sasser, Joe Wheeler (2008). The Ownership Quotient: Putting the Service Profit Chain to Work for Unbeatable Competitive Advantage. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press, 272 p.). Baker Foundation Professor, Emeritus (Harvard Business School); Baker Foundation Professor (Harvard Business School);. Word-of-mouth advertising; Customer services; Employee ownership. Strong, adaptive cultures foster innovation, productivity, sense of ownership among employees and customers; strong competitive edge, outlast individual charismatic leaders.

Alan M. Kantrow (1987). The Constraints of Corporate Tradition: Doing the Correct Thing, Not Just What the Past Dictates. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 216 p.). Corporate culture; Organizational effectiveness; Industrial management.

Allan A. Kennedy (2000). The End of Shareholder Value: Corporations at the Crossroads. (Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 237 p.). Writer and Management Consultant. Stockholders; Corporate culture.

Maury Klein (1993). The Flowering of the Third America: The Making of an Organizational Society, 1850-1920. (Chicago, IL: Ivan R. Dee, 217 p.). Corporate culture--United States--History; United States--Social conditions--1865-1918; United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918.

Richard Koch & Andrew Campbell (1993). Wake Up & Shake Up Your Company. (London, UK: Financial Times: Pitman Publishing, 224 p.). Corporate culture; Mission statements; Leadership; Management.

John P. Kotter, James L. Heskett (1992). Corporate Culture and Performance. (New York, NY: Free Press, 214 p.). Professor (Harvard Business School). Corporate culture; Organizational effectiveness; Performance. Contents: The power of culture -- Strong cultures -- Strategically appropriate cultures -- Adaptive cultures -- The case of Hewlett-Packard -- The nature of low-performance cultures -- People who create successful change -- Leaders in action -- The case of ICI -- The case of Nissan -- On the role of top management.

Gideon Kunda (1992). Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation. (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 297 p.). Corporate culture--Case studies; Organizational effectiveness--Case studies; Control (Psychology)--Case studies; Employee motivation--Case studies; Quality of work life--Case studies; High technology industries--Management--Case studies.

Dennis Laurie (1992). Yankee Samurai: American Managers Speak Out About What It’s Like To Work for Japanese Companies in the U.S. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 276 p.). Corporations, Japanese--United States--Management--Case studies; Corporations, Japanese--United States--Employees--Interviews; Corporate culture--Japan; Corporate culture--United States. 

David H. Maister (2001). Practice What You Preach: What Managers Must Do To Create a High Achievement Culture. (New York, NY: Free Press, 250 p.). Industrial management -- Case studies; Corporate culture -- Case studies.

Robert M. March (1992). Working for a Japanese Company: Insights into the Multicultural Workplace. (New York, NY: Kodansha International, 247 p.). Corporate culture--Japan; National characteristics, Japanese.

Alexandra Michel and Stanton Wortham (2008). Bullish on Uncertainty: How Organizational Cultures Transform Participants. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 264 p.). Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business (University of Southern California); Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education (University of Pennsylvania). Corporate culture; Bank management; Investment banking. How two highly successful Wall Street investment banks managed uncertainty of their high-velocity environment through different work practices; 1) familiar route of decreasing bankers' uncertainty; 2) novel, effective practice of increasing bankers' uncertainty to make them more alert to new situations, more likely to draw on bank's entire range of resources; why banks differed in ability to notice market changes, adapt to them; how similar participants were transformed into different kinds of persons by different kinds of work practices.

Albert J. Mills (2006). Sex, Strategy, and the Stratosphere: Airlines and the Gendering of Organizational Culture. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 311 p.). British Airways; Pan American World Airways, Inc.; Air Canada; Sex role in the work environment --Case studies; Sexual division of labor --Case studies; Corporate culture --Case studies; Feminist theory. How discriminatory practices developed, changed over life of three airline companies--British Airways, Air Canada, Pan American Airways (1919-1991). 

Eds. Bertrand Moingeon and Guillaume Soenen (2002). Corporate and Organizational Identities: Integrating Strategy, Marketing, Communication, and Organizational Perspectives. (New York, NY: Routledge, 201 p.). Professor Strategy and Business Policy (HEC - Hautes Etudes Commerciales -School of Management); Assistant Professor in Strategic Management (HEC School of Management). Corporate culture; Organization.

Julio Moreno (2003). Yankee Don’t Go Home!: Mexican Nationalism, American Business Culture, and the Shaping of Modern Mexico, 1920-1950. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 321 p.). Assistant Professor of History (University of San Francisco). J. Walter Thompson Company; Sears, Roebuck and Company; Industrial policy--Mexico--History--20th century; Capitalism--Mexico--History--20th century; Consumption (Economics)--Mexico--History--20th century; Advertising--Mexico--History--20th century; Nationalism--Mexico--History--20th century; Mexico--Politics and government--1910-1946; Mexico--Politics and government--1946-1970; Mexico--Foreign relations--United States; United States--Foreign relations--Mexico. How industrial capitalism between 1920 and 1950 shaped Mexico's national identity, contributed to Mexico's emergence as modern nation-state, transformed U.S.-Mexican relations.

Thomas F. O'Brien (1996). The Revolutionary Mission: American Enterprise in Latin America, 1900-1945. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 356 p.). Corporations, American--Social aspects--Latin America--History; Corporate culture--United States--History; Corporate culture--Latin America--History.

Makoto Ohtsu with Tomio Imanari; foreword by Solomon B. Levine (2002). Inside Japanese Business: A Narrative History, 1960-2000. (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 459 p.). Industrial management--Japan--History; Corporate culture--Japan--History; Businesspeople--Japan--Interviews.

Thomas Petzinger, Jr. (1999). The New Pioneers: The Men and Women Who Are Transforming the Workplace and Marketplace. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 302 p.). Industrial management; Corporate culture; Creative ability in business; Employee motivation; Customer relations; Suggestion systems; Psychology, Industrial; Industrial sociology.

Anthony Sampson (1995). Company Man: The Rise and Fall of Corporate Life. (London, UK: HarperCollins, 353 p.). Corporate culture -- History; Corporations -- Sociological aspects -- History; White collar workers -- History; Organizational behavior -- History.

Edgar H. Schein (1992). Organizational Culture and Leadership. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 418 p. [2nd ed.]). Corporate culture; Culture; Leadership.

Edgar H. Schein; foreword by Warren Bennis (1999). The Corporate Culture Survival Guide: Sense and Nonsense About Culture Change. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 199 p.). Corporate culture; Culture; Organizational behavior.

Mitchell W. Sedgwick (2007). Globalization and Japanese Organisational Culture: An Ethnography of a Japanese Corporation in France. (New York, NY: Routledge, 223 p.). Corporations, Japanese--France--Sociological aspects; Corporate culture--Japan; Organizational sociology; Business anthropology--Japan. Japanese corporate 'know how' stems as much from Japanese organizational culture as from technological innovation, financial 'clout'; how Japanese managers, engineers cope when working with local non-Japanese staff; how Japanese organizational culture does, does not adapt in overseas settings.

Jacalyn Sherriton & James L. Stern (1996). Corporate Culture, Team Culture: Removing the Hidden Barriers to Team Success. (New York, NY: American Management Association, p.). Teams in the workplace; Corporate culture.

Jerome Want (2006). Saving the Company: Building Corporate Culture in the Age of Radical Change. (New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 224 p.). Co-Founder, Organization Strategies Intl., LLP (former director of Organization Design and Development with Motorola, vice president of Business and Organization Strategy for Digicon Electronics). Corporate culture. How company's culture permeates everything, how to revitalize  culture to grow, perform to maximum capability.

John Weeks (2004). Unpopular Culture: The Ritual of Complaint in a British Bank. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 166 p.). Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior (INSEAD). Corporate culture--Case studies; Business anthropology--Case studies; Employee morale--Case studies.

William H. Whyte (2002). The Organization Man. (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 429 p. [orig. pub. 1956]). Individuality; Loyalty. Groundbreaking study of corporate culture.

James D. Woods with Jay H. Lucas (1993). The Corporate Closet: The Professional Lives of Gay Men in America. (New York, NY: Free Press, 331 p.). Gay men--Employment--United States; Closeted gays--United States; Corporate culture--United States; Sex in the workplace--United States; Professional employees--United States.

Noboru Yoshimura, Philip Anderson (1997). Inside the Kaisha: Demystifying Japanese Business Behavior. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 259 p.). Vice president of Bankers Trust, Tokyo; Associate Professor of business administration at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration (Dartmouth College). Industrial management--Japan; Corporate culture--Japan; National characteristics, Japanese.  

International Centre for Corporate Culture and History
Founded in March 2003 by Dr. Theodoros Karatzas, the then chairman of the National Bank of Greece
, Bernd Pischetsrieder (President and CEO, Volkswagen AG), Samuel P. Huntington (Professor, Harvard University), Hans-Ulrich Doerig (Vice Chairman of the Board, Credit Suisse Group), Richard Edelman (President and CEO, Edleman Public Relations Worldwide); independent not-for-profit organisation that focuses on linking high level business executives, organisations, and academics in their quest to coordinate and align profit based goals with the good of society; promotes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) among international companies, ensuring its integration into their daily business and offering long-term support to secure future progress. 

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