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Corporate culture and behaviour: A survey

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  • Jakob de Haan
  • David-Jan Jansen

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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

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Paper provided by Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department in its series DNB Working Papers with number 334.

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Date of creation: Dec 2011
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Handle: RePEc:dnb:dnbwpp:334

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

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