Here is the problem: First, virtually no one clearly defines what they mean by ‘culture’, and when they do they usually get it wrong. Second, virtually no one has read the original research that shows why culture – when clearly defined – is so important, how it is formed, and how it changes.
— John Kotter in Forbes, 2012
 
 

Some of the best culture articles

This is not a collection of the most important articles on culture. These are merely some of our favourites. They do not give a comprehensive treatment of organisational culture, but they are a good place to start.

 
 
  Learning from disaster

Learning from disaster

Diane Vaughan

  Measuring culture

Measuring culture

Geert Hofstede

  Identity & economics

Identity & economics

George Akerlof

  Psycholo  gy of culture

Psychology of culture

Hazel Markus

 
  Interviewed by Forbes

Interviewed by Forbes

John Kotter

  Culture in neuroscience

Culture in neuroscience

Jon Freeman

  Ethics and culture

Ethics and culture

Jonathan Haidt

  Interpretation systems

Interpretation systems

Karl Weick

 
  Language & culture

Language & culture

C. Wright Mills

  Cultural dynamics

Cultural dynamics

Mary Jo Hatch

  Nonrationality

Nonrationality

Mats Alvesson

  Frames of reference

Frames of reference

Paul Shrivastava

 
  Obedience

Obedience

Stanley Milgram

  A simulated prison

A simulated prison

Philip Zimbardo

  Cultural analysis

Cultural analysis

Linda Smircich

  Theories of culture

Theories of culture

Yvan Allaire