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A Study on the Relationship between Organizational Culture and Organizational Performance and a Model Suggestion


  • Ebru Yıldız

    (Sakarya University,Institute of Social Sciences)


Organizational culture is defined as set of goals and values shared by employees in the organization. Recently it has also come to be perceived as a resource of knowledge in the organization. In the literature, along with the studies aiming at identifyingthe elements of organizational culture, there are some research that study the relationship between organizational culture and performance. This article is a theoretical study of the two concepts and suggests a research model for further research.Recently, knowledge management and innovation strategy have started to be regarded as features of organizational culture. Research shows that these two variables also have significant impacts on organizational performance. Our model suggests measuring the effectof organizational culture on performance along with the supportive impacts of knowledge management and innovation strategy. Key Words: Business; Culture; Performance; Organization

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  • Ebru Yıldız, 2014. "A Study on the Relationship between Organizational Culture and Organizational Performance and a Model Suggestion," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 3(4), pages 52-67, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:3:y:2014:i:4:p:52-67

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    1. Chen, Chung-Jen & Huang, Jing-Wen, 2009. "Strategic human resource practices and innovation performance -- The mediating role of knowledge management capacity," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 62(1), pages 104-114, January.
    2. Anne Aidla & Maaja Vadi, 2007. "Relationships between Organizational Culture and Performance in Estonian Schools with Regard to Their Size and Location," Baltic Journal of Economics, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, vol. 7(1), pages 3-17, July.
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