INLS385-002 Spring 2020


Using Schein's three levels of organizational culture, we'll consider how basic underlying assumptions, espoused values, and artifacts all interact with each other.

There's an argument to be made that we shouldn't think too much about the background to an organization

Institutions vs. collaboration | Clay Shirky

You can think about it in terms of doing something, or in terms of understanding the environment.

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But what about the memory of the field you are studying?

Bob Taylor
Taylor built one of the greatest teams in the history of high-technology and kept it together for years. Heroic lone-wolf entrepreneurs may be the preferred heroes of narratives spun by the media, but history has shown us that teams—and the networks that come from them—are the true engines behind innovation in Silicon Valley and far beyond. No one understood this better than Bob Taylor.

You've never heard of tech legend Bob Taylor, but he invented ‘almost everything’ | Leslie Berlin

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You don't have to read these unless you wish to, but we might touch upon them in conversation

  1. Schein, E. H. (1985). Organizational culture and leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
    Chapter 2, Uncovering the levels of culture, 16-27.
  2. Posen, B. (1984). The sources of military doctrine: France, Britain, and Germany between the world wars. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
    pages 43-46
  3. Timmons, S., & East, L. (November 01, 2011). Uniforms, status and professional boundaries in hospital. Sociology of Health and Illness, 33, 7, 1035-1049.
  4. The Role of Military History in the Education of Future Officers by Michael Evans, 1997.

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things we'll talk about

slides for session 14

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something to take away

Vieni via con mi

Paolo Conte and his place in A quote from his Wikipedia entry ...

Paolo Conte (born January 6, 1937) is an Italian singer, pianist, composer and lawyer notable for his grainy, resonant voice, his colourful and dreamy compositions (evocative of Italian and Mediterranean sounds, as well as of jazz music, South American atmospheres and of French-language singers like Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens) and his wistful, sometimes melancholic lyrics.

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