Symbols and Artifacts: Views of the Corporate Landscape

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Pasquale Gagliardi
Walter de Gruyter, May 2, 2011 - Business & Economics - 445 pages
Symbols and Artifacts: Views of the Corporate Landscape (de Gruyter Studies in Organization).
 

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Contents

Artifacts as Pathways and Remains of Organizational Life
3
Designing Physical Settings in Organizations
39
Turning Physical Settings into Symbolic Resources
41
A Critique of Bureaucracy Ideology and Concrete Artifacts
69
Housing Modifications as Organizational Communication
85
Using Ideas of Ritual Space in Design
107
An Empirical Exploration
129
Computer Systems as Formative Contexts
147
The Symbolic Value of Computerized Information Systems
233
In Pursuit of Culture Through the Language of Leadership
255
Root Metaphors Embedded in Artifacts
271
Negotiating the Boundaries of Work and Play at Dominos Pizza Company
273
Artifacts in a Bureaucratic Monastery
281
The Symbol of the Space Shuttle and the Degeneration of the American Dream
303
A Study in Organizational Control Through the Design of Artifacts
325
Linguistic Artifacts at Service of Organizational Control
339

Disclosing Organizational Cultures Through Artifacts
167
Colors Artifacts and Ideologies
169
A Method to Capture Organizational Belief Systems
185
Some Images of and Considerations About the Dragon
207
Artifacts and Organizational Control
232
Failed Artifacts
365
DeConstructing Artifacts
385
Artefact as Theory
387
The Authors
421
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