Title

From maternalism to accountability: The changing cultures of Ma Bell and Mother Russia

Date of this Version

2-1-1991

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

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Shaw, J.B., Fisher, C.D., & Randolph, W.A. (1991). From maternalism to accountability: The changing cultures of Ma Bell and Mother Russia. The Academy of Management Executive, 5(1), 7-20

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© Academy of Management Executive, 1991

ISSN

1938-9779

Abstract

This article is about organizations changing from cultures of maternalism to cultures of accountability, and changing from environments of monopolistic security to competitive uncertainty. We examine these change processes using two seemingly diverse situations -- the American Telephone & Telegraph (At&T) divestiture and the Soviet Union under perestroika.

 

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