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Measuring Culture by John W. Mohr

Title Measuring Culture
Author John W. Mohr
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2020-08-11
Category Social Science
Total Pages 238
ISBN 9780231542586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Social scientists seek to develop systematic ways to understand how people make meaning and how the meanings they make shape them and the world in which they live. But how do we measure such processes? Measuring Culture is an essential point of entry for both those new to the field and those who are deeply immersed in the measurement of meaning. Written collectively by a team of leading qualitative and quantitative sociologists of culture, the book considers three common subjects of measurement—people, objects, and relationships—and then discusses how to pivot effectively between subjects and methods. Measuring Culture takes the reader on a tour of the state of the art in measuring meaning, from discussions of neuroscience to computational social science. It provides both the definitive introduction to the sociological literature on culture as well as a critical set of case studies for methods courses across the social sciences.

Measuring Culture by John W. Mohr

Title Measuring Culture
Author John W. Mohr
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category Culture
Total Pages 248
ISBN 0231180284
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Written collectively by a team of leading qualitative and quantitative sociologists of culture, Measuring Culture provides both the definitive introduction to the sociological literature on culture as well as a critical set of case studies for methods courses across the social sciences.

Measuring Culture by John W. Mohr

Title Measuring Culture
Author John W. Mohr
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category Culture
Total Pages 248
ISBN 0231180292
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Written collectively by a team of leading qualitative and quantitative sociologists of culture, Measuring Culture provides both the definitive introduction to the sociological literature on culture as well as a critical set of case studies for methods courses across the social sciences.

Measuring The Value Of Culture by Jeanette D. Snowball

Title Measuring the Value of Culture
Author Jeanette D. Snowball
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2007-10-25
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 230
ISBN 9783540743606
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book documents the use of methods that put a value on cultural goods, including theater, cultural events, museums, archeological sites, and libraries. The author sets forth the advantages and disadvantages of each method using case studies to illustrate how they work. Moreover, the theoretical background of the methods and the kind of information they can provide are discussed. Both market and non-market valuation techniques are covered.

Measuring Culture by Jonathan L. Gross

Title Measuring Culture
Author Jonathan L. Gross
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1985
Category Social Science
Total Pages 146
ISBN 0231060327
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Values Cockpits by Friedrich Glauner

Title Values Cockpits
Author Friedrich Glauner
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2017-08-27
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9783319585130
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book answers the question of how soft factors such as corporate cultures and individual and corporate values can be transparently steered. With its C4 management tool and reflecting the seven driving forces of corporate culture, the Values Cockpit is a powerful solution designed to steer all dimensions and processes of a company, pursuing a lean approach. The book links strategic approaches on how to steer a company towards excellence with insights into the driving forces of human thoughts and actions. It subsequently introduces the Values Cockpit, which allows individual corporate cultures to be developed and controlled on the basis of a rational approach. It has since become commonplace that, for the best companies in the world, it is their great corporate culture that sustains their excellence and economic success. In order to establish such a corporate culture, all corporate values must be thoroughly controlled, steered and measured. This book serves as an essential guide, helping companies to reach these goals and ensure their sustainable economic success.

Title Organizational Culture and Achieving Business Excellence Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author Kassem, Rassel
Publisher IGI Global
Release Date 2019-06-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 143
ISBN 9781522584148
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Organizational culture has been a topic of interest to researchers, and there has been specific interest in the link between culture and organizational performance. However, the relationship between organizational culture and business excellence and how to achieve outstanding performance is still ambiguous. Organizational Culture and Achieving Business Excellence: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential research reference that examines the association between organizational culture type and business excellence and the moderating effect of ICT use. Highlighting topics such as data analysis, culture types, and productivity, this book is ideal for business professionals, managers, private organizations, government agencies, researchers, and academicians.

Measuring Up In Education by Steven A. Stolz

Title Measuring Up in Education
Author Steven A. Stolz
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-06-30
Category Education
Total Pages 126
ISBN 9781000692020
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cultures of measurement are often considered to dominate educational practices, to the degree that, as Biesta (2010) has identified in Good Education in an Age of Measurement we no longer measure what we value, but rather we have become conditioned to value what is measured. A clear example of this occurs when institutions and staff "teach to the test" by emphasising narrow conceptions of learning and of knowledge, simply because the consequences of high-stakes assessments have important implications regarding funding, resources, and even tenure. This collection explores, via various philosophical means, how valuable educational practices can occur within and beyond cultures of measurement. What seems to be required is for practitioners in education to regain their relationship to the overall purposes of education, such as the furthering of justice and democracy for both individual students and societies as a whole. Such a reconnection has the potential to re-humanise curricular experiences for students, which may have become dehumanised through particular cultures of measurement. It is argued that certain legitimate measures can advance justice and democracy, and so careful attention must be assigned to their validity and value. This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory.

Measuring Up by James Mannon

Title Measuring Up
Author James Mannon
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-08-27
Category Achievement motivation
Total Pages 175
ISBN 036731682X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Measuring Up explores the relentless pressure many Americans feel to measure up successfully with respect to grades, beauty, economic achievement, and various quantified ?aptitudes.? This unique text focuses both on the macro and micro aspects of social and cultural life, discussing such topics as culture, socialization, peer groups, reference grou

The Critical Few by Jon Katzenbach

Title The Critical Few
Author Jon Katzenbach
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release Date 2019-01-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781523098736
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a global survey by the Katzenbach Center, 80 percent of respondents believed that their organization must evolve to succeed. But a full quarter of them reported that a change effort at their organization had resulted in no visible results. Why? The fate of any change effort depends on whether and how leaders engage their culture: the self-sustaining patterns of behaving, feeling, thinking, and believing that determine how things are done in an organization. Culture is implicit rather than explicit, emotional rather than rational—that's what makes it so hard to work with, but that's also what makes it so powerful. For the first time, this book lays out the Katzenbach Center's proven methodology for identifying your culture's three most critical elements: traits, characteristics that are at the heart of people's emotional connection to what they do; keystone behaviors, actions that would lead your company to succeed if they were replicated at a greater scale; and authentic informal leaders, people who have a high degree of “emotional intuition” or social connectedness. By leveraging these critical few elements, you can tap into a source of catalytic change within your organization. People will make an emotional, not just a rational, commitment to new initiatives. You will elicit enthusiasm and creativity and build the kind of powerful company that people recognize for its innate value and effectiveness.

Food Safety Culture by Frank Yiannas

Title Food Safety Culture
Author Frank Yiannas
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2008-12-10
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9780387728674
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Food safety awareness is at an all time high, new and emerging threats to the food supply are being recognized, and consumers are eating more and more meals prepared outside of the home. Accordingly, retail and foodservice establishments, as well as food producers at all levels of the food production chain, have a growing responsibility to ensure that proper food safety and sanitation practices are followed, thereby, safeguarding the health of their guests and customers. Achieving food safety success in this changing environment requires going beyond traditional training, testing, and inspectional approaches to managing risks. It requires a better understanding of organizational culture and the human dimensions of food safety. To improve the food safety performance of a retail or foodservice establishment, an organization with thousands of employees, or a local community, you must change the way people do things. You must change their behavior. In fact, simply put, food safety equals behavior. When viewed from these lenses, one of the most common contributing causes of food borne disease is unsafe behavior (such as improper hand washing, cross-contamination, or undercooking food). Thus, to improve food safety, we need to better integrate food science with behavioral science and use a systems-based approach to managing food safety risk. The importance of organizational culture, human behavior, and systems thinking is well documented in the occupational safety and health fields. However, significant contributions to the scientific literature on these topics are noticeably absent in the field of food safety.

Title Research in Organizational Behavior
Author Barry Staw
Publisher Elsevier
Release Date 2005-06-07
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 310
ISBN 0080525172
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This twenty-sixth volume of Research in Organizational Behavior presents a set of well-crafted and thoughtful essays on a series of research topics. They range from efforts to redirect the study of leadership, to analyses of interpersonal relationships, to considerations of cross-cultural issues in organizing work, to discussions of institutional and environmental forces on organizational outcomes. Each of these essays includes a thorough review of the relevant literature, and more importantly, pushes that literature forward with new conceptual analysis and theory. In short, these essays continue the spirit of "rigorous eclecticism" that has exemplified the annual publication of ROB. As a collection, this year's set of essays provides a healthy advance for the field of organizational behavior. They are examples of serious scholarship that extend and challenge our current thinking about organizations and the behavior of its participants. Many of these chapters will take their place among the best presented by the Research in Organizational Behavior series. • Revisiting the Meaning of Leadership • When and How Team Leaders Matter • Normal Act of Irrational Trust: Motivated Attributions and the Trust Development Process • Gender Stereotypes and Negotiation Performance: An Examination of Theory and Research • Third-Party Reactions to Employee (Mis)treatment: A Justice Perspective • Subgroup Dynamics in Internationally Distributed Teams: Ethnocentrism or Cross-National Learning? • Protestant Relational Ideology: The Cognitive Underpinnings and Organizational Implications of an American Anomaly • Isomorphism In Reverse: Institutional Theory as an Explanation For Recent Increases in Intraindustry Heterogeneity and Managerial Discretion • The Red Queen: History-Dependent Competition Among Organizations

Title How Will You Measure Your Life Harvard Business Review Classics
Author Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
Release Date 2017-01-17
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781633692572
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School’s graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them—but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen’s thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

Title Culture and Management in the Americas
Author Alfredo Behrens
Publisher Stanford University Press
Release Date 2009-04-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0804771146
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Latin Americans are culturally different from North Americans in ways that so far have been inaccurately portrayed in the management literature. In Culture and Management in the Americas, Alfredo Behrens argues that these differences merit a substantial overhaul of management theory and practice to make the best of the significantly untapped Latin American potential for creativity, innovation, and teamwork. This applies in organizations with North American ownership and management, whether they are based in the U.S. or Latin America. Behrens, a management consultant and academic who has studied, taught, and practiced in South and North America and Europe, explains why the use of traditional North American research methods to capture cultural traits in the multi-cultural workforce is inappropriate. This practice produces a false picture of the cultural attributes and capabilities of Latin American managers and key staff. And this, in turn, leads to serious shortcomings in the development of appropriate motivation and leadership strategies and of appraisal and control instruments. Rather than relying on standardized surveys for measuring cultural attributes to underpin and develop such strategies and tools, the author suggests that managers look to the arts—particularly literature and cinema—for a richer and more useful alternative. He illustrates his points by reference to literary icons such as Argentina's Martin Fierro, Brazil's Macunaima, and America's Captain Ahab. He uses a variety of case studies to demonstrate what we can learn from these iconographic characters and what we can expect of each other when we apply these lessons—whether we are leading, following, or working in self-directed teams. This readable and enjoyable book will be an invaluable, engaging, and practical tool for anyone charged with managing at any level in workforce that combines both North American and Latin American cultures.

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

Title Measuring Up
Author Lily LaMotte
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2020-10-27
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780062973887
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Fall 2020 Kids Indie Next List “A beautiful story about food, family, and finding your place in the world.” —Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Dragon Hoops “A delicious and heartwarming exploration of identity by a young immigrant trying to find her place in multiple cultures.” —Remy Lai, author of Pie in the Sky and Fly on the Wall Twelve-year-old Cici has just moved from Taiwan to Seattle, and the only thing she wants more than to fit in at her new school is to celebrate her grandmother, A-má’s, seventieth birthday together. Since she can’t go to A-má, Cici cooks up a plan to bring A-má to her by winning the grand prize in a kids’ cooking contest to pay for A-má’s plane ticket! There’s just one problem: Cici only knows how to cook Taiwanese food. And after her pickled cucumber debacle at lunch, she’s determined to channel her inner Julia Child. Can Cici find a winning recipe to reunite with A-má, a way to fit in with her new friends, and somehow find herself too?

Title Globalization and Its Counter forces in Southeast Asia
Author Terence Chong
Publisher Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Release Date 2008
Category Political Science
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9789812304889
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a multidimensional perspective of globalisation in Southeast Asia. Looks at political, economic, security, social, and cultural dimensions of globalisation and local responses, showing evidence of complex interfacing between the global and the local, championing the need for a multidisciplinary approach to globalisation studies.

Measuring What We Do In Schools by Victoria L. Bernhardt

Title Measuring What We Do in Schools
Author Victoria L. Bernhardt
Publisher ASCD
Release Date 2017-06-06
Category Education
Total Pages 142
ISBN 9781416623977
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is a true learning organization, and how can your school become one? To excel, schools must embrace continuous school improvement and evaluation, as well as systems thinking. In Measuring What We Do in Schools, author Victoria L. Bernhardt details the critical role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. She provides a roadmap of how to conduct comprehensive, systemwide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus. Educators will learn how to * Assess what is working and not working for students * Determine which processes need to change * Use data to improve practices on an ongoing basis Although challenging for many schools, program evaluation and data analysis can begin with a single program or process, over time building on the expanded knowledge of the school's processes and the results they produce. An effective tool—The Program Evaluation Tool—enables schools to easily identify the purpose and intended outcomes of any school program, along with whom it serves, and how it should be implemented, monitored, and evaluated. These data can then be used to improve every aspect of a school's programs and processes and the outcomes achieved. Filled with practical strategies and featuring an in-depth case study, this book is designed to help educators see that evaluation work is logical and easy to do. They'll gain the confidence to do this work on a regular basis—working together to become a true learning organization.

Title Globalising Migration History
Author Anonim
Publisher BRILL
Release Date 2014-03-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 520
ISBN 9789004271364
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Globalizing Migration History presents a new universal method to quantify and qualify cross-cultural migrations, which makes it possible to detect regional trends and explain differences in migration patterns across the globe in the last half millennium.

City Street And Citizen by Suzanne Hall

Title City Street and Citizen
Author Suzanne Hall
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012-06-25
Category Social Science
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781136310614
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How can we learn from a multicultural society if we don’t know how to recognise it? The contemporary city is more than ever a space for the intense convergence of diverse individuals who shift in and out of its urban terrains. The city street is perhaps the most prosaic of the city’s public parts, allowing us a view of the very ordinary practices of life and livelihoods. By attending to the expressions of conviviality and contestation, ‘City, Street and Citizen’ offers an alternative notion of ‘multiculturalism’ away from the ideological frame of nation, and away from the moral imperative of community. This book offers to the reader an account of the lived realities of allegiance, participation and belonging from the base of a multi-ethnic street in south London. ‘City, Street and Citizen’ focuses on the question of whether local life is significant for how individuals develop skills to live with urban change and cultural and ethnic diversity. To animate this question, Hall has turned to a city street and its dimensions of regularity and propinquity to explore interactions in the small shop spaces along the Walworth Road. The city street constitutes exchange, and as such it provides us with a useful space to consider the broader social and political significance of contact in the day-to-day life of multicultural cities. Grounded in an ethnographic approach, this book will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of sociology, global urbanisation, migration and ethnicity as well as being relevant to politicians, policy makers, urban designers and architects involved in cultural diversity, public space and street based economies.