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Perspectives in Communication Studies

Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata

Edited By Ayşe Binay Kurultay and Burcu Sabuncuoğlu Peksevgen

This book brings together friends and colleagues of Prof. Dr. Ayseli Usluata who cherish her as a person as well as an academic. As we have all experienced, Prof. Usluata’s major passion is advancing academia as an interdisciplinary collaboration. Thus, this book’s aim is to bring together current original works in communication studies and business communication fields. This volume is intended to provide an intellectual, multi-faceted and balanced collection of writings from various academic fields with a communication focus. Academic articles in this book range from branding cases to advertising studies and to media education.

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Süheyla Nil Mustafa - Organizational Culture of The Ottoman Police

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Süheyla Nil Mustafa

Organizational Culture of The Ottoman Police

Modern bureaucratic organization has been the main type of organizational structure both in state administration and market economy with the advent of capitalist modernization (Weber, 1975). Parallel to the dominance of bureaucracy in public administration, corporate company both in national and global scales has become the basic mode of bureaucratic structure in the market economy due to the rise of global capitalism and modernization. Therefore in our era, there has been an abundance of academic studies which focus on these modern organizations and especially on their organizational cultures which are considered to be the reason behind the efficiency of the employees and the continual success of the company (Goffee & Jones, 2003; Jablin & Putnam, 2001).

Although there are various definitions for the concept of organizational culture, in this study, one type of definition is preferred over others due to the fact that it is more comprehensive. Similar to the concept of culture, organizational culture is defined as the composition of the modes of behavior and thinking, which are considered to be shared by the members of an organization, that is to say an occupational group (Akıncı Vural, 2003, p. 40–41). In the organizational culture literature, it is argued that the members or employees of an organization are provided with an organizational culture which imposes on them conceptual maps to follow as they think, work and act (Goffee &...

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