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Understanding Organizational Culture

Innovation, Transparency, Leadership, Community

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Taking a multidimensional approach, this book sheds light on the evolution of organizational studies in a structured and systematic way, against the background of economic and social changes in recent decades. By doing so, the book focuses on the plurality of organizing models as a central concept. This plurality is important to the survival of the firm in response to the growing complexity of the economic, social, and technological innovation that has arisen as a result of globalization.

The book goes beyond the traditional approach to the study of organizations, of a structural and functionalistic type. It investigates the role of cultures and the ethical, symbolic, and value dimensions in the redefinition dynamics of strategic assets, as well as the search for new governance models in innovative organizations. Further, it discusses the role of leadership, in relation to the development of professional groups and the skills necessary for the management of endo-organizational, inter-organizational, and trade union negotiation processes. Finally, the book analyzes the economic, social, and cultural change in societies and discusses how companies and organizations of all types can develop cultures of innovation that may lead to socially inclusive governance.

This book will appeal to students, researchers, and scholars of economics, business, and the social sciences, as well as professionals and practitioners interested in a better understanding of how organizations function in today’s globalized world.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter
Introduction
Abstract
The manual is divided into three parts, which take into consideration in the first part the theories and concepts of the world of organisations, in the second part the policies and tools, and at last, in the third part two paradigmatic case studies, in which we examine, on the one hand, the role of public policies tested in Italy and in various OECD and European Union countries, according to the various attempts to reform and modernise public administration. On the other hand, in the era of globalisation and flexible capitalism, a strategic reflection on the evolution of entrepreneurial culture and the transformation of corporate organisational models is proposed. A challenge connected with the recognition by management of a growing corporate responsibility not only towards shareholders but towards all stakeholders correlated with a significant diffusion of a particular type of company, called integral company.
Antonio Cocozza

Theories and Concepts

Frontmatter
The Concept of Organisation and New Interdisciplinary Interpretative Paradigms
Abstract
In the first chapter, we present and explain relevant concepts and paradigms of the world of organisations, such as the concept of the organisation and new interdisciplinary interpretative paradigms, the development and the polysemic character of the organisation concept, and the governance of the organisation.
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Economic and Social Changes and the Development of Organisational Theories
Abstract
In this chapter, we analyse the economic and social changes and the development of organisational theories, such as Taylor and scientific management, the school of human relations, the organisation’s complexity and cooperation, socio-technical models, and the “contingency” theories. we also deal with several new explanatory paradigms, such as “transaction costs”, “organisational networks”, and the “cognitive” approach.
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The Development of Corporate Organisational Models: Innovation, Quality, and the Focus on Customers
Abstract
In the third chapter, we delve into the development of corporate organisational models, their innovation, quality, and the focus on the customer. We consider the organisation as an interdisciplinary research field, its complexity, and the social systems theory, from the mechanical to the organic model, the total quality challenge and the learning organisation, lean organisation and enterprise community in Japan, and the challenge of total quality management.
Antonio Cocozza

Tools and Techniques

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Tools for Analysis, Planning, and Organisational Development
Abstract
In this chapter provides the tools for analysis, planning, and organisational development. We explain the structural and cultural dimensions of an organisation, analysing organisational roles, mechanisms of coordination, and main configurations.
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Leadership and Management
Abstract
In this chapter presents a series of heuristic tools useful to the conduction of design/redesign and organisational development in the field, using structural and cultural analyses of the organisation of organisational roles and mechanisms of coordination, within a framework of a plurality of organisational configurations.
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Negotiation
Abstract
The sixth chapter provides a multidimensional interpretation of the development of the role of leadership in the implementation of the new management policies of professional groups and processes of negotiation, aimed at clarifying the fundamental transition from head to effective leader, grounded in the acquisition of adequate relational skills that permit one to govern growing organisational complexity effectively.
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Leadership and Organisational Cultures
Abstract
In this chapter, we delve into innovative leadership and organisational culture: the diversity in organisations, and the organisational culture, highlighting the role and characteristics of the successful leader able to manage the growing organisational complexity. We list the five reflexes of the leader. We describe the leadership models, the leader as a conductor, the participatory and autonomous leadership, and their tools and methods of social interaction in the workplace.
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Case Studies

Frontmatter
Reforms of the Public Administration and New Person-Oriented Organisational Models
Abstract
This chapter analyses the Reforms of Public Administration and the new personal-oriented organisational models, highlighting the characteristics of the bureaucratic organisation and the main policies of the reform. We discuss the public administration in OECD member countries, in Europe and Italy, highlighting the globalisation, complexity, and development of the organisational culture and the new role of public management.
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Entrepreneurial Culture and the Evolution of Organisational Models: The Challenge of the Integral Enterprise Model
Abstract
In this chapter, we propose a critical analysis of the development of organisational models, discussing the implications of the business culture and the new role of the entrepreneur, the economic and social metamorphosis, and the development of new cultural and organisational models, flexible capitalism, and the overcoming of Taylor-Fordism, the perspective of the Olivetti Model and strategic role of culture, lifelong learning, research and innovation, the integral enterprise, community, and territory between ethical, economic-social, and civil dimensions.
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Conclusions
Abstract
The conclusion highlights the factors now characterising the development of all kinds of organisations with which citizens interact directly or indirectly and determine an unstoppable, to some extent unpredictable process of innovation and change: the economic, social, and cultural change of our societies, the historical transition, the strategic role of research, innovation, and culture in favouring the development, and change in management and leadership to foster the social inclusive governance.
Antonio Cocozza
Metadaten
Titel
Understanding Organizational Culture
verfasst von
Antonio Cocozza
Copyright-Jahr
2023
Electronic ISBN
978-3-031-43860-8
Print ISBN
978-3-031-43859-2
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-43860-8