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dc.contributor.authorGrugulis, Irenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDundon, Tonyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Adrianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:09:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:09:29Z
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.date.modified2008-02-14T08:22:31Z
dc.identifier.issn09500170en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/16851
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the use of `company culture' as a means of management control. It reports on research conducted in a consultancy that aimed to secure loyalty from its employees through a conscious policy of organised `play' at company socials. Employees were given a certain amount of freedom over their working lives in exchange for accepting company regulation of their social time. Here it is argued that this normative control differs from historical attempts to ensure that employees were of good moral character. In earlier interventions social and community obligations were emphasised, now every `virtue' encouraged is designed to be exercised in the workplace, often at the expense of the individual or the community. Further, that while control through organisational culture does have some of the advantages claimed for it in the prescriptive literature, it also extends the employment contract to areas previously outside the managerial prerogative.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeLondon, United Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom97en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto116en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWork, Employment & Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350201en_US
dc.titleCultural control and the 'culture manager': employment practices in a consultancyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2000
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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