Abell, Peter (1996) A model of the informal structure (culture) of organizations: help, trust, rivalry and team spirit. Rationality and Society, 8 (4). pp. 433-452. ISSN 1043-4631
Corporate culture is conceived of as a mixture of intra-organizational mechanisms which balance cooperative (helping) and competitive (rivalrous) relationships. A simple game whereby individuals compete for a series of `prizes' induces a level of relative deprivation which impacts negatively upon a helping game. Individuals, however, need help from others to compete effectively for the prizes.
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|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Date Deposited:||20 Jan 2011 16:35|
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