How are theories of “Motivation and the Self” and “Organisational Culture” represented in the film ” The Internship”(2013)

In your essay you will need to draw on the academic literature on your chosen two topics to provide a critical discussion. You are expected to illustrate the theories by providing examples from the film. You do not need to describe the plot of the whole film; you only need to briefly describe the scenes or events that you use to discuss the theories. You do not need to include ALL theories covered in the module, only those you think are relevant to relate to your chosen film. In your essay you should discuss both mainstream and critical approaches to your two chosen topics. You should also explain how the two topics are connected. The assignment should be 2,500 words in length (+/­ 10%, including in­text citations but excluding the list of references), and should be double spaced using a common font such as Times Roman 12 pt, and spell checked. You should follow the Harvard style of referencing. Key Readings Brewis, J. (2012) ‘Culture’, Chapter 10 in Knights, D. and H. Willmott (eds.) Organizational Behaviour and Management. Andover: Cengage Learning. Linstead, S. (2009) ‘Managing Culture’, chapter 3 (pp. 149­193) in Linstead, S., Fulop, L. and Lilley, S. (eds) (2009) Management and Organization: A Critical Text. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Smircich, L. (1983) “Concepts of Culture and Organizational Analysis,” Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 28, pp. 339­358. Supplementary Readings Ackroyd, S. and Crowdy, P. (1990) ‘Can Culture be Managed? Working with “Raw” Material: The Case of the English Slaughtermen’, Personnel Review, 19: 5 (3­13), Barney, J. (1986) ‘Organizational Culture: Can it be a Source of Sustained Competitive Advantage?’ Academy of Management Review, 2(3): 656­65. Martin, J. (2002) Organizational Culture: Mapping the Terrain. Thousand Oaks:, CA: Sage. Parker, M. (2000) Organizational culture and identity: unity and division at work. London: Sage. Ray, C. A. (1986) ‘Corporate Culture: The Last Frontier of Control?’ Journal of Management Studies, 23(3): 287­98. Willmott, H. (1993) ‘Strength is Ignorance; Slavery is Freedom: Managing Culture in Modern Organisations, Journal of Management Studies 30(4): 515­552. Key Readings Fulop, L. and Linstead, S. (2009) ‘Motivation and meaning’, chapter 9 (pp. 411­472) in Linstead, S., Fulop, L. and Lilley, S. (eds) (2009) Management and Organization: A Critical Text. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Roberts, J. (2012) ‘Motivation and the Self’, chapter 2 in Knights, D. and H. Willmott (eds.) Introducing Organizational Behaviour & Management, 2nd Edition. Andover: Cengage Learning. Supplementary Readings Fleming, P. and Sturdy, A. (2008) ‘“Just be yourself!” Towards neo­normative control in organisations?’,Employee Relations, 31(6): 569­583. Jackson, N. and Carter, P. (2007) ‘Self’, chapter 8 (pp. 175­205) in Rethinking Organisational Behaviour: a Poststructuralist Framework. 2nd ed. London: Prentice Hall. Collinson, D. (2003) ‘Identities and Insecurities: Selves at Work’, Organization, 10(3): 527– 547

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