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The Behavioral Equivalence of Organizational Culture


  • Indu Rao



This paper presents findings from an extensive review of literature on organizational cultural (OC) and highlights the relevance of OC with respect to individual, organizational, intra-organizational, industry and external environment related variables. This paper presents a behavioral perspective on OC and contributes to its emerging dynamic aspect. A behavioral model of OC is suggested and propositions are drawn to explain the dynamics involved. [IIMA W.P. No. 2009-07-02].

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  • Indu Rao, 2009. "The Behavioral Equivalence of Organizational Culture," Working Papers id:2162, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2162
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    1. Rao Indu, 2015. "When Culture Governs Business Practice…. A Look at Indian Diamond Cutting and Polishing Industry," IIMA Working Papers WP2015-09-02, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.

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    anthropology; sociology; organizational culture; OC; intr-organizational; industry; external environment; variables; behavioral model; model; organization; literature;

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