Journal article

Practice, power and meaning: Frameworks for studying organizational culture in multi-agency rural development projects

D Lewis, AJ Bebbington, SPJ Batterbury, A Shah, E Olson, MS Siddiqi, S Duvall

Journal of International Development | Published : 2003

Abstract

Culture has received increasing attention in critical development studies, though the notion that there are important cultural differences within and between development organizations has received less consideration. This paper elaborates elements of a framework for studying organizational culture in multi-agency development projects. It draws on selected writings in anthropology and in organizational theory and suggests that these two bodies of literature can be usefully brought together, as well as on insights from ongoing fieldwork in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso and Peru. At the centre of this framework is the analysis of context, practice and power. Where development projects involve multip..

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