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[Excerpt] A large body of research has been generated within the last few years on the forms and functions of organizational culture and on the consequences of culture for organizational control and effectiveness. Surprisingly little attention has been given, however, to the sources of organizational culture and, in particular, to the features of organizations that affect its maintenance and transmission. This chapter uses an institutionalization perspective to explore these issues.


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Tolbert, P. S. (1988). Institutional sources of organizational culture in major law firms [Electronic version]. In L. G. Zucker (Ed.), Institutional patterns and organizations: Culture and environment (pp. 101-113). Boston: Ballinger Press.

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