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A model of the informal structure (culture) of organizations: help, trust, rivalry and team spirit

By Peter Abell

Abstract

Corporate culture is conceived of as a mixture of intra-organizational mechanisms which balance cooperative (helping) and competitive (rivalrous) relationships. A simple game whereby individuals compete for a series of `prizes' induces a level of relative deprivation which impacts negatively upon a helping game. Individuals, however, need help from others to compete effectively for the prizes

Topics: HD Industries. Land use. Labor, HM Sociology
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 1996
DOI identifier: 10.1177/104346396008004005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:31531
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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