Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics

YJOS570 Organizational Culture

Instructions for the book exam or essay 2014

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

Describe and consider the concept of organization culture

Analyse, assess, and estimate the role of culture in organizations through different theoretical approaches (emphasis on the postmodern context)

Theoretically understand organizational cultures, especially in the postmodern context


Theoretical and postmodern approach to the concept of organizational culture.


Alvesson, M. & Berg, P. 1992. Corporate Culture and Organizational Symbolism: an overview. AND articles and additional material chosen by lecturer. Required additional article material is available from examiner.

Prerequisites: Intermediate studies in management and leadership.

Recommended timing: At the end of BA or during Masters degree (3rd–4th year).

Completion: Book exam or essay. In both cases, please contact the examiner.



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