Corporate Culture and Organizational Behaviour

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………..Page 1 1.1 Background of the Study…………….…………………………Page 1 1.2 Purpose of the Study…………………………………………….Page 2 1.3 Scope of the Study…………………………………….………....Page 2 2.0 THE CONCEPT OF CORPORATE CULTURE……………….…...Page 3 3.0 ASPECTS OF CORPORATE CULTURE…………………………..….Page 5 3.1 Shared Assumptions……………………………………………...Page 5 3.2 Shared Values………………………………………………………..Page 5 3.3 Shared Socialization……………………………………………….Page 5 3.4 Shared Symbols and Language……………………………….Page 6 4.0 TYPES OF CORPORATE CULTURE………………………………………...Page 7 5.0 FACTORS AFFECTING CORPORATE CULTURE…………………...….Page 10 5.1 Organizational Climate…………………………………………...Page 10 5.2 Organizational Commitment………………………………..…Page 10 5.3 Culture as Control…………………………..…………………..….Page 12 6.0 CONCLUSION………………………………………………..………………….…Page 14 7.0 REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………..Page 15 1.0 INTRODUCTION Corporate culture has continued to receive a lot of attention in the business world due to its potential to affect organizational performance. It has been noted as a key to the success of an organization and many organizations have come to appreciate the influence corporate culture has on an organization’s members. Several researches have been carried out on the effects of corporate culture on organizations and to examine the extent of its ability to influence employee behaviour. Denison (1990) found a correlation between an organizations values, beliefs and norms and its performance and Kotter and Heskett (1992) believe that corporate culture has a long term effect on organizational performance. Therefore, corporate culture is key to shaping organizational behaviour and therefore it is a very useful to... ... middle of paper ... ...rate culture: The last frontier of control. Journal of Management Studies, 23(3) ,pp, 287-298. Robbins, S.P. (1993). Organisational behaviour (6th ed.). New Jersey, NJ: Prentice Hall Rowe, A.J., Mason, R.O., Dickel, K.E., Mann, R.B., & Mockler, R.J. (1994). Strategic management: A methodological approach (4th ed.). New York, NY: Addison-Wesley Sathe, V. (1983). Implications of corporate culture: A manager’s guide to action. Organisational Dynamics, 12(2), pp, 4 – 23 Schein, E.H. (1992). Organizational culture and leadership (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Smircich, L. 1983. Concepts of culture and organisational analysis. Administrative Science Quarterly, 28(3), pp, 339- 358. Van Der Post, W.Z., De Coning, T.J., & Smit, E. Vd M. (1997). An instrument to measure organizational culture. South African Journal of Business Management, 28(4), pp, 147 – 169

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