Culture Section Book Award, American Sociological Association, 1994
Association of American University Presses Book Jacket Award, 1993
"Kunda finds a dark side to the new management desire to 'bind employees' hearts and minds to the corporate interest.'... The pervasive employee response is irony-acceptance and detachment at the same time. Thus the culture undermines itself."
-Sloan Management Review
"Using detailed descriptions of everyday rituals and interactions in which the 'corporate culture' is brought to life, as well as excerpts of in-depth interviews, the author portrays vividly the tension caused by managerial control and the forms of individual experience it produces."
-Science Books & Films
"[Engineering Culture] is a wonderfully ironic account of corporate life in the fast lanes of the high-tech trades.... Kunda's display of the emotional underlife of organizational fun-and-games is a most revealing one."
-John Van Maanen, MIT