A Configuration Model of Organizational Culture

SAGE Open, March, 22, 2011

17 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2012 Last revised: 15 May 2013

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Daniel Dauber

University of Warwick

Gerhard Fink

Dept of International Business and Trade

Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Date Written: March 22, 2012

Abstract

The paper proposes a configuration model of organizational culture, which explores dynamic relationships between organizational culture, strategy, structure and operations of an organization (internal environment) and maps interactions with the external environment (task and legitimization environment). A major feature of the configuration model constitutes its well- defined processes, which connect the elements of the model systematically to each other such as single- and double-loop learning, operationalization of strategies, legitimization management, etc.. The model is grounded in a large review of literature in different research areas and builds on widely recognized models in the field of organization and culture theory. It constitutes a response to the call for new models, which are able to ‘capture the empirical complexity of contemporary organizations’ (Suddaby, Hardy & Huy, 2011, p. 237). The configuration model of organizational culture is of particular interest to scholars who investigate into cultural phenomena and change over time.

Keywords: organizational culture, strategy, structure, organizational learning, organizational processes

JEL Classification: M14

Suggested Citation

Dauber, Daniel and Fink, Gerhard and Yolles, Maurice, A Configuration Model of Organizational Culture (March 22, 2012). SAGE Open, March, 22, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2008727

Daniel Dauber (Contact Author)

University of Warwick ( email )

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Gerhard Fink

Dept of International Business and Trade ( email )

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Austria
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Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

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