Research Seminar Indoctrination and Socialization within Occupational Cultures

ISM kindly invites to participate in Research Seminar "Indoctrination and Socialization within Occupational Cultures: Performance Improvement Implications" led by US Fulbright Scholar Catherine Cole.
Seminar will take place on the 14th of November, 14:00, room 412.
Existent research supports a link between occupational culture and member behavior, cognitions, perceptions, and performance.  Research suggests occupational culture may have a greater influence on behavior and performance than organizational culture.  Research further acknowledges the importance of socialization within occupational cultures.  However, research is without substantive exploration of occupational culture indoctrination and socialization methods and occurrences.  This seminar discusses preliminary results and emerging themes of the presenter’s qualitative synthesis study exploring and conceptualizing member indoctrination and socialization within occupational cultures.  The study’s results potentially provide performance improvement practitioners greater understanding of occupation culture influences on performance and the potential for proactive interventions in advance of and counter to occupational culture indoctrination and socialization.
Short bio:
Catherine M. Cole is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar hosted by ISM to teach and conduct research in Lithuania.  Her Fulbright research explores alignment between initiatives advancing a Lithuanian culture of entrepreneurship and the human capital needs and culture of Lithuanian entrepreneurs.  In the U.S. she is a part time faculty member at Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies.  She teaches Human Resource Management to students seeking a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Science (MS) in Sports Management.  She is also a Training Specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Her research interests include entrepreneurship, human capital performance, occupational culture, alignment, and emergent qualitative methods.
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