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Renewing strength: Corporate culture revisited

Willmott, Hugh 2003. Renewing strength: Corporate culture revisited. M@n@gement 6 (3) , pp. 73-87.

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The management of corporate culture is explored through a series of reflections upon literature that has fashioned and addressed this field. Specifically, the article considers the motivation, key elements and continuing relevance of the critique made in “Strength is Ignorance; Slavery is Freedom” (Willmott, 1993) where, by pointing to their incipient totalitarianism, the ethics of “Excellence” philosophies and their culture change programmes were questioned. The analysis offered in “Strength” is shown to have continuing relevance for the contemporary examination of developments characterised as “post-bureaucracy”; and this claim is illustrated by reference to current pronouncements on “The End of Management”.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
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Publisher: AIMS
ISSN: 1286-4892
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:35

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