“Say Goodbye to All That: Emerging From Turbulence at Boeing”

Say Goodbye to All That
Emerging From Turbulence at Boeing

SOAN Professor Emeritus Leon Grunberg and Sarah Moore give a free, public talk

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall

lrg_leon-grunberg-sarah-moore-oct-14The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 in Seattle, and over the course of the century the company grew substantially.  With humble beginnings, Boeing was famous for its loyalty, and support toward the familial relationship that it had with its employees.  The company was exemplary of “traditional values,” but in many ways tells “the story of corporate America,” in its transformation over recent decades into a business more concerned with short-term returns.

Professor Emeritus of Sociology Leon Grundberg and Professor Sarah Moore of the Department of Psychology have been conducting research on Boeing Commercial Airplanes since 1996.  They have been interviewing employees of the company regarding its corporate shift over the past 20 years, and have co-written one book.  They are currently working on their second, which is focused on the variety of ways that both new and veteran employees have integrated with Boeing curing its “post-merger culture”.

Tonight, Grundberg and Moore will be sharing aspects of their research as they deliver the University of Puget Sound Regester Lecture.  Their presentation is titled “Say Goodbye to All That: Emerging From Turbulence at Boeing,” and will take place in the Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall, at 7:30pm.


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