Chapter 5 The Moose Joint Venture

'X, as any other organisation, does not exist independently of its surroundings - it is a product of the beliefs and basic assumptions, actions and interactions of both its managers and employees and people outside the organisation. In some ways, it is possible to trace a coherent pattern of thoughts, beliefs and actions in X; in others it is not. Many of the previous socialist frameworks have been destroyed, others continue to function and be powerful'

(Michailova, 1997: 17).

What the Moose Case Study Contributes

This chapter will set the scene for chapters in Part III by providing an account of the experiences of and the difficulties being faced by the Moose joint venture prior to the researcher's arrival. ...

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