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A model of the informal structure (culture) of organizations: help, trust, rivalry and team spirit

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

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Identification Number: 10.1177/104346396008004005

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://rss.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 1996 Sage Publications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 16:35
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 16:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/31531

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