Edgar Schein Cultural Theory


Edgar Schein is a former professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Massachusetts, USA. Also, he has worked for many years as a consultant in organisational development and corporate culture.


Edgar Schein was one of the leading researchers in culture when cultural theory emerged in the early 1980s. According to this theory, culture is a metaphor for the organisation of the company.


Edgar Schein’s theory is in what we call the functional perspective, where culture serves as a particular function in the organisation.