A Generic Theory of Organizational Culture
Southern Management Association Meeting, 2010
6 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2011 Last revised: 7 Apr 2011
Date Written: October 30, 2010
This paper aims at developing a generic model of organizational culture, which (1) connects to recognized properties and processes of organizational theory, (2) reduces complexity, (3) provides a powerful and extensible construct, (4) allows for epistemic distinctions like objects, events, boundaries, processes and environments, and (5) provides structured response to problem situations. We suggest a model that distinguishes between the internal environment (organizational culture, strategy, structure, operations) and external environment (legitimization environment, task environment) of an organization. The presented generic model of organizational culture allows for diagnostic analyses in order to map and create typologies depending on context.
Keywords: Generic Model, Organizational Culture, Strategy, Structure, Operations, Culture Theory, Organization Theory
JEL Classification: M14, M16
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