ERIC Number: ED450381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-7
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Culture Club: An Investigation of Organisational Culture.
Organizational culture has an incredible function and is an incredible function, as it is both product and process, and effect and cause. Within an investigation of tertiary students' perceptions of the fairness of educational assessment using grounded theory methodology, it became apparent that it was important to consider the influence of course culture. This paper consists of a literature review on organizational culture. The paper gives some insight into what culture is, what the components of culture are, and how the culture of schools and universities are viewed (various researchers describe academic culture as possibly having four types of culture--discipline, profession, enterprise, and system, with additional campus subcultures identified as student culture and administrative culture). It also considers some of the qualitative methods used by researchers in studying the culture of an organization. The paper will be of some interest to those seeking to increase ways of understanding the organization to which they belong or would like to belong. (Contains 27 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Organizational Climate, Organizational Communication, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, School Culture
Full text at: http://www.aare.edu.au/00pap/fli00054.htm.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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