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Corporate Strategy and Corporate Culture: The View from the Checkout

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Article publication date: 1 April 1990

Abstract

Strategy and culture in British supermarkets are dealt with in a second article, this time from the viewpoint of the checkout. Attempts to create a customer care ethos include instilling a corporate philosophy. For checkout staff this means smiling and meaning it. The staff see it differently; compliance may mean just “putting on an act”. Their response is discussed within the broader context of internal resistance to change and market factors beyond company control.

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Ogbonna, E. and Wilkinson, B. (1990), "Corporate Strategy and Corporate Culture: The View from the Checkout", Personnel Review, Vol. 19 No. 4, pp. 9-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/00483489010141061

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MCB UP Ltd

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