Corporate Culture and Behaviour: A Survey

28 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2012  

Jakob de Haan

University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business; De Nederlandsche Bank; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

David-Jan Jansen

De Nederlandsche Bank

Date Written: December 27, 2011

Abstract

Drawing on the literature on organizational psychology, this paper discusses the potential of studying corporate culture and organizational behaviour for financial supervision. First, we discuss how corporate culture is often linked to long-term firm performance. From that perspective, factoring in corporate culture seems worthwhile. Second, the literature on organizational psychology suggests many pitfalls regarding leadership and group decision-making, which would be relevant to monitor. The realization that these mechanisms may materialize seems an important starting point for supervision. Finally, behaviour is often driven by deeper norms and values. To understand these mechanisms, interviews and survey questionnaires would be useful instruments.

Keywords: corporate culture, organizational behaviour, leadership, groups, supervision

JEL Classification: D22, G20, G30, L20, M14

Suggested Citation

de Haan, Jakob and Jansen, David-Jan, Corporate Culture and Behaviour: A Survey (December 27, 2011). De Nederlandsche Bank Working Paper No. 334. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1979326 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1979326

Jakob de Haan (Contact Author)

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David-Jan Jansen

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