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Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission : From Diversity to Unity?

By: Ban, Carolyn.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: 1 online resource (287 p.).ISBN: 9781137316462.Subject(s): European Commission | Multiculturalism -- European Union countries | Public administration -- European Union countriesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission : From Diversity to Unity?DDC classification: 341.242 | 341.242/226 LOC classification: JF1351Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The Forces Shaping Organizational Culture: The Status Quo Ante; 2 The European Commission and the Process of Enlargement; 3 The Kinnock Reforms: Preparing for Enlargement, Changing Culture?; 4 The Outsiders Come In: Self-Selection, Selection, and Socialization of Entry-Level Staff; 5 Fitting In or Standing Out? The Arrival of Managers from the New Member States; 6 Nationality and Region: Why They Matter Less than Expected; 7 Gender: Why It Matters More than Expected
8 Language, Culture, and Management: The Impact of Enlargement on Language Use in the CommissionConclusions; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book explores how the European Commission faced the challenge of enlargement. Based on extensive interviews, the work provides a lively and readable picture of life within the Commission, exploring how thousands of newcomers were recruited and socialized and how they changed the organization, including its gender balance.
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Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The Forces Shaping Organizational Culture: The Status Quo Ante; 2 The European Commission and the Process of Enlargement; 3 The Kinnock Reforms: Preparing for Enlargement, Changing Culture?; 4 The Outsiders Come In: Self-Selection, Selection, and Socialization of Entry-Level Staff; 5 Fitting In or Standing Out? The Arrival of Managers from the New Member States; 6 Nationality and Region: Why They Matter Less than Expected; 7 Gender: Why It Matters More than Expected

8 Language, Culture, and Management: The Impact of Enlargement on Language Use in the CommissionConclusions; Bibliography; Index

This book explores how the European Commission faced the challenge of enlargement. Based on extensive interviews, the work provides a lively and readable picture of life within the Commission, exploring how thousands of newcomers were recruited and socialized and how they changed the organization, including its gender balance.

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Carolyn Ban is Professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She has worked as a manager in the public and private sector and as Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her works include How Do Public Managers Manage? Bureaucratic Constraints, Organizational Culture, and the Potential for Reform.<br> <br>

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