Abstract

The functionalist models of organizational culture, which have often relied on ethnographic and/or anecdotal studies of organizations in an attempt to discern the "culture" or an organization, do not appropriately account for individual learning and agency. This paper suggests an alternative model of "social architecture" comprised of "institutional" and "individual agency" components.

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From Symbols, Stories and Social Artifacts to Social Architecture and Individual Agency: The Discourse of Learning and the Decline of "Organizational Culture" in the "New Work Order"

The functionalist models of organizational culture, which have often relied on ethnographic and/or anecdotal studies of organizations in an attempt to discern the "culture" or an organization, do not appropriately account for individual learning and agency. This paper suggests an alternative model of "social architecture" comprised of "institutional" and "individual agency" components.