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Culture and Demography in Organizations
J. Richard Harrison & Glenn R. Carroll

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures xi
List of Tables xiii
Preface xv
Acknowledgments xix

Part I: Cultural Analysis 1

CHAPTER 1: Culture in Organizations 3
1.1 Introduction 3
1.2 Culture in Social Science 4
1.3 Culture in Organization Theory 5
1.4 The Content Approach to Culture 7
1.5 The Distributive Approach to Culture 16
1.6 A Limited Synthetic Approach to Organizational
Culture 21
1.7 Reader’s Guide 25

CHAPTER 2: Modeling Culture with Simulation 27
2.1 Introduction 27
2.2 Forms of Scientific Inquiry 28
2.3 What Is a Computer Simulation? 30
2.4 Why Use Simulation? 35
2.5 Simulation Modeling 38
2.6 Challenges of Simulation 41

Part II Model of Cultural Transmission 47

CHAPTER 3: Representing Culture 49
3.1 Introduction 49
3.2 Enculturation 50
3.3 Content Dimensions of Culture 56
3.4 Enculturation and Cultural Dimensions 58
3.5 Summary 68

CHAPTER 4: Cultural Transmission 69
4.1 Introduction 69
4.2 Modeling Framework 70
4.3 Model Specification 71
4.4 Summary 82

CHAPTER 5: Organizational Types 84
5.1 Introduction 84
5.2 Stylized Organizational Types 85
5.3 Simulation Methods 90
5.4 Findings by Type 92
5.5 Conclusion 101

CHAPTER 6: Growth and Decline 102
6.1 Introduction 102
6.2 Cultural Management and Growth 104
6.3 Organizational Decline 110
6.4 Decomposing Transmission 111
6.5 Managerial Implications 118
6.6 Conclusion 119

Part III: Applications and Extensions
of the Model 121

CHAPTER 7: Heterogeneity in Tenure 123
7.1 Introduction 123
7.2 LOS Distributions in Organizations 124
7.3 The Implicit Link 126
7.4 Modeling Top Management Teams 130
7.5 Design of Experiments 132
7.6 Findings 134
7.7 Decomposing LOS Heterogeneity 137
7.8 Summary 143

CHAPTER 8: Cultural Influence Networks 147
8.1 Introduction 147
8.2 Networks of Influence 149
8.3 Modeling Framework 149
8.4 Dynamic Influence 151
8.5 Demography and Network Structure 155
8.6 Design of Experiments 159
8.7 Findings 159
8.8 Discussion 166

CHAPTER 9: Terrorist Networks 169
9.1 Introduction 169
9.2 Background on Terrorist Organizations 170
9.3 Underground Network-Based Organizations 171
9.4 Adapting the Network Model 175
9.5 Effects of Counterterrorism Strategies 176
9.6 Simulation Design 178
9.7 Findings 179
9.8 Conclusion 182

CHAPTER 10: Merging Cultures 185
10.1 Introduction 185
10.2 Post-Merger Cultural Integration 187
10.3 Modeling Framework 191
10.4 Experimental Design 192
10.5 System Dynamics 196
10.6 Findings 198
10.7 Discussion 206

CHAPTER 11: Culture, Aging, and Failure 208
11.1 Introduction 208
11.2 Macro Model Framework 209
11.3 Demography of the System 214
11.4 The Cultural System 215
11.5 Design of Experiments 216
11.6 Findings 218
11.7 Implications 220

CHAPTER 12: Concluding Remarks 221
12.1 Introduction 221
12.2 Model Overview 221
12.3 Review of Findings 223
12.4 Implications 229
12.5 Extensions of the Model 233
12.6 Conclusion 234

Appendix A Notation 237
Appendix B Simulation Parameter Settings 241
References 251
Index 265

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