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Cultural Influences in Engineering Projects by Morgan Henrie

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CHAPTER 4

Project Teams: The Subculture within the Organization

All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once!

Camille Paglia (2013)

4.1 Introduction

This chapter explores the many facets of national culture, organizational culture, and subcultures. As an example, project teams or other work teams may have subcultures which are different than the organization as a whole which is unique from the national culture. All are specific yet all are contained within the systems environment. Within this complex cultural environment this chapter explores how these various cultures interact with, influence, and impact each other.

The primary objectives ...

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