Essays Tagged: "norms and values"

Integration issues businesses may encounter and methods of countering them.

ns.Hewlett-Packard's IntegrationWorking in pre-merger Compaq and being integrated into the cultural norms and values of Hewlett-Packard (HP) has provided great insight into both managing change and be ...

(4 pages) 299 1 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


. FunctionalismFunctionalists see shared norms and values as being fundamental to society. They focus on social order based on understood agr ... o change the system from within. These assumptions also illustrate the functionalist view of shared norms and values being fundamental to society.One criticism of Parsons pertains to his personality s ...

(4 pages) 136 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Evaluate 3 different ways of looking at the function of the family

ity factories" where children are socialised into the culture of society by being taught the shared norms and values of their community. They are given a strong sense of belonging and the family is se ...

(1 pages) 58 0 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Limitations of theories of sociology of deviance

of causes of deviance . They assume that conformity in society is achieved through the existence of norms and values shared by the general consensus and that a high level of social integration is requ ... cult for one to submit to this theory as one of universal application. The conception of consensual norms and values presents one of the major limitations of the functionalist theory. By accepting the ...

(10 pages) 539 1 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Assess the sociological arguments regarding the role of education in modern industrial societies.

uals learn the importance of society and are given a sense of belonging, the transmission of shared norms and values and that it provides specific skills applicable to future occupations. However, Dav ... th a subservient and passive workforce through the hidden curriculum. The hidden curriculum teaches norms and values through socialisation and shapes the future workforce in four different ways. First ...

(4 pages) 136 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

What kind of evidence does violence in children's literature provide of changing attitudes in twentieth century Britain toward children?

cant degree of social acceptance and approval, and consequently offers useful insight as to British norms and values at different historical periods, and their relevance regarding children.The concept ... for children has often at its core the purpose, or at least the effect, of transmitting appropriate norms and values. The presentation of violence amongst these provides critical evidence of prevailin ...

(15 pages) 115 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Sociology:Outline and assess Structuralist theories of crime and deviance.

anysuch success, thus leading to status frustration. Therefore many reject the rules of acceptable norms and behaviour as they cannot be successful within those rules. They turn to a delinquent subcu ... be successful within those rules. They turn to a delinquent subculture, where there are alternative norms and values and through committing crime status can be gained.Box, however, argues that Cohen's ...

(2 pages) 124 2 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Describe the Functionalist (Emile Durkheim), Conflict (Marxist) and Interactionist approach to the Socialization of Education.

ety. The major function/task of education was, according to Durkheim, the transmission of society's norms and values. Durkheim considered that all societies must have means of passing on their norms a ... impossible. It would become little but a war against all, as individuals, united by no common aims, norms and values pursued their own selfish interests to the detriment of society itself.The family c ...

(4 pages) 256 0 4.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Ways in which a company can design its structure to foster innovative behavior

of a company is to increase profitability, increase growth and innovation and introduce new values/norms/culture into the company. In order for a company to remain competitive, it must have maximum q ... he company culture has an impact on the people to be innovative. Culture defined as entrepreneurial norms and values is mostly likely fostering innovation than a culture that embraces conservatism and ...

(3 pages) 128 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Analyse and assess the contribution of feminist research to our understanding of society. (40 Marks) January 2003

part of society carried out. It was a very malestream way of looking at things as it looked at how norms and values were passed on in different parts of society. The role of women was seen as mother, ...

(4 pages) 58 0 2.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


. The complex and ubiquitous learning process, through which children developan awareness of social norms and values, and achieve a distinct sense of self in order tobecome functional members in a soc ... earning process that is essential to human existenceand development. The understanding of societies norms; the conceptions of appropriateand expected behavior, enables the individual to internalise so ...

(6 pages) 134 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The socio-economic factors influence the educational achievements of a group of people a great deal more then their intelligence.

seemed a common sense because if education was about acquiring the knowledge, job skills, cultured norms and values then surely intelligence should have the potential to divide a group of students ac ...

(8 pages) 136 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Explain why is it important to analyse deviance in society. Using examples to illustrate your answer, discuss what such an analysis can tell us about the social and political implications of deviance.

medical vocation (Roach-anleu 2003).It is subjective to classify what is regarded as deviant since norms and values vary across nations and culture. Various forms of action or behaviour may well be r ... ibutory to the make-up of society; deviant behaviour conventionally denotes the violation of social norms, on the other hand deviance is normal and universal, and actually helps maintain social order ...

(5 pages) 226 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sociological issues in sport.

us among people"(Coakley, 1998, p.32)From a functionalist perspective a consensus containing shared norms and values is vital to the functioning of society as order flows from consensus. A sporting ex ... consensus. A sporting example of this is a football team, the players and staff want to win (shared norms and values) and they are willing to help each other out to achieve this, thus the whole team a ...

(8 pages) 73 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Assess the claim made by interactionists that the social world has to be explained in terms of the meanings that the acotors give to their actions. (Points in essay may be elaborated on)

certain significant people in our lives. We then give meaning to these actions, which develop into norms and values, which we attribute to certain roles and which we carry with us for our whole lives ...

(3 pages) 35 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

China, Indonesia and South Africa. The different cultural, political and social dimensions of the countries and how they affect international business.

ed a clear understanding of the different economic and legal systems in these countries. The social norms and values that prescribe acceptable behaviour in different nations vary greatly, and as well ... eople live in "third world" conditions' (Booysen, L. 2001, p21).Cultural EnvironmentsThe values and norms of the countries in focus have important business implications for foreign organisations. The ...

(14 pages) 223 0 4.1 Jan/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Women In Media

Women in the Media By: Amanda The mass media operates as an important influence on the values, norms, and aesthetic standards embraced by modern U.S. society. Research has also indicated that tha ... raced by modern U.S. society. Research has also indicated that that it transmits thinness- oriented norms and values. "The media has capitalized upon and promoted this image (of thinness) and through ...

(14 pages) 86 1 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Henry Tam & The MGI Team

cture, the decision-making process and assessing team performance. And lastly, they did not set the norms and values and did not spend time developing a good working culture from the start.On paper, t ... e"[2].We saw complete blunder in the norming stage because the team had not sat down to discuss the norms and values to follow in order to achieve their goal. There was no cohesion; Roman was disagree ...

(17 pages) 134 0 3.3 Aug/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Relating Organizational behavior frameworks to work experience (Chinatrust).

work. Organizational socialization is "a process by which employees learn an organization's values, norms, and required behaviors". In this model of organizational socialization, Daniel Feldman identi ... ing the last phase, one already masters skills and roles and adjusts to the work group's values and norms. Competing role demands are resolved as well as critical tasks are mastered. Furthermore, one ...

(8 pages) 42 0 4.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

Culturally Competent Care of the Hispanic Patient

r a specific patient that is based on the uniqueness of his or her culture, including the culture's norms and values is culturally competent care. This care should include strategies to empower the pa ...

(7 pages) 154 1 5.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine