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Organizational Culture: History and Definition, Conceptualizing Organizational Culture, Organizational Culture Models, Measuring Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture: History and Definition, Conceptualizing Organizational Culture, Organizational Culture Models, Measuring Organizational Culture
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Copyright: 2019
Pages: 16
Source title: Organizational Culture and Achieving Business Excellence: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Rassel Kassem (Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, UAE) and Mian M. Ajmal (Abu Dhabi University, UAE)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8413-1.ch001

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Abstract

This chapter gives a comprehensive review of the literature on organizational culture. It examines the history and definition of organizational culture and the diverse approaches used to conceptualize it. It also sets out some of the different organizational culture models, emphasizing the Denison model with its four types of culture (mission, adaptability, involvement, and consistency). This chapter also covers the concept of national culture and uses the dimensions of Hofstede's model to shed light on the national culture of UAE, which has common characteristics with other cultures in different regions. It sets out different approaches to measuring organizational culture.

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