Organizational Culture, Organizational Ambiance & Competences: A Competence-Based Theory of the Firm
38 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2008
Date Written: March 27, 2008
The Competence-based Theory of the Firm (CbTF) aims to explain the existence of a firm in comparison to other modes of coordination. Organizational culture is one element of the organizational ambiance that only firms have. In this conceptual work we show the relevance of organizational culture to explain the existence of a firm. We argue that organizational culture is vital to enable the potential a firm offers. Therefore organizational culture as part of the organizational ambiance is needed to explain the very nature of the firm.
Keywords: Competence-based Theory of the Firm (CbTF), organizational culture, organizational ambiance
JEL Classification: B5, M14
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