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Gideon Kunda

Gideon Kunda
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Gideon Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture. He received his PhD in management and organization studies from the Sloan School of Management at MIT in 1987, and he currently teaches in the department of Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University. Kunda has lectured widely on culture, culture management, and culture change in the United States, Europe, and Israel. Kunda is one of the world's leading authorities on organizational ethnography, and is presently interested in globalization processes in organizations and in new work forms in the knowledge economy.

He has served as the director of the Institute for Social Research at Tel Aviv University (1992-1995), chair of the Department of Labor Studies (1995-1997, 2000-2002), and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University in California. Kunda is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organizational culture. His book Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation (1992; 2006) was chosen as Book of the Year by the American Sociological Association¿s Culture Section and has been translated into Italian, Japanese and Hebrew, and reprinted in India. His recently published book (with Stephen Barley), Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy examines the social organization of temporary work among engineers in Silicon Valley.

Contact person at the School of Business, Economics and Law:

Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist


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