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Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions. The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.

National Culture and the New Corporate Language for Race Relations
National culture and the new corporate language for race relations
Clayton P.Alderfer
Historical Background

From its founding to the present, the United States as a nation has struggled with its own internal conflict about the relationship between black and white Americans. More than 100 years after the first white settlers brought slaves to North America, the country had a revolution and established a constitution that sanctioned slavery and withheld citizenship from black African Americans, even though many had fought and died in that revolution.

More than 200 years after the first white settlers arrived, the country had a civil war and passed constitutional amendments eliminating slavery, granting citizenship to blacks, and prohibiting discrimination in voting based on race. Nearly ...

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