Ideology in organisations - a comparison of East and West
Defines ideology and examines its role in organisations in the East and West. Looks at different factors involved, including family structure and emotion, and relates them to organisational culture. These were then tested in two medium-sized pharmaceutical companies, one in Sydney, Australia, the other in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. In-depth interviews were followed up by questionnaires, not only for staff but also for external parties such as suppliers. The resultant data were analysed by Kamen's "quick clustering" procedure, to allow a representation of the way variables hang together. It concludes that social organisation affects organisational and employee performance, but suggests that the role of gender within these groups was less clear.
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