This exciting new text on organisational culture gives an overview of a subject which is becoming increasingly popular with both academics and practitioners. It examines the linkages between culture and the concepts of organisational change, human resource management and strategic issues. The reader is given an introduction to the origins of the current interest in organisational culture, with examples drawn from real-life organisations. Building on these fundamental concepts, key issues in the study of culture, such as problems of definition, the development of cultures, sub-cultures and national cultures, are examined in detail. All concepts and theoretical points addressed are illustrated with specific case examples and the final section draws together these concepts and speculates on future trends in organisational culture.