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The Influence Of The Romanian Culture On The Organizational Culture Of Romanian Companies


  • Assoc. Prof. Adina Popovici Ph. D

    (West University of Timisoara Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Timisoara, Romania)


Organizational culture has been given a wide array of definitions by researchers, and is yet to be looked upon as a unitary, unanimously accepted concept. By organizational culture, one understands a coherent ensemble of norms, values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours specific to any organization. However, organizational culture also subscribes itself to specific culture and presents itself as a particular way to answer questions raised by daily activity, to solve problems, to react in various situations. The ways that members of each culture react are particularities, which may be looked upon from several dimensions: universal – particular, collective – individual, neutral – affective, specific – diffuse, earned status – given status, attitude towards time – relationship between man and nature. These reactions may be considered values that guide the way to lead or to conduct business. Romania is characterized by a low level of universalistic behaviour, correlated with the predominance of particularistic behaviour in all situations, including the field of management.

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  • Assoc. Prof. Adina Popovici Ph. D, 2010. "The Influence Of The Romanian Culture On The Organizational Culture Of Romanian Companies," Annals of University of Craiova - Economic Sciences Series, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 3(38), pages 1-8, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:aucsse:v:3:y:2010:i:8:p:250-257

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    2. Daniela Grieco, 2007. "The entrepreneurial decision: Theories, determinants and constraints," KITeS Working Papers 200, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised May 2007.
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    Romanian culture; organizational culture; principles of organizational ethics; universalistic– particularistic; collective – individual;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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