The relationship between organisational culture and strategy formulation in South African firms
- Levels of Dispute. Jusko, Jill // Industry Week/IW;12/07/98, Vol. 247 Issue 22, p35
Offers a look at the similarities in thought and action between plant and corporate executives on the critical nature of certain strategic initiatives in world-class status. Implementation levels of the initiatives; Gap between manufacturing strategies and their actual implementation on the...
- Matching Corporate Culture and Business Strategy. Schwartz, Howard; Davis, Stanley M. // Organizational Dynamics;Summer81, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p30
Illustrates on how to match corporate culture and business strategy. Ways of understanding culture; Descriptions of an organization's culture; Importance of organizational approach to strategy.
- Corporate Culture: Avoiding the Elitist Trap. Reimann, Bernard C.; Wiener, Yoash // Business Horizons;Mar/Apr88, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p36
In this article we develop a value-based classification that can be helpful in the systematic analysis of corporate culture, discuss the implications of the resulting generic culture types for the firm's ability to change strategic direction, and examine the development of corporate cultures...
- Linking Corporate Culture to Strategic Planning. Deshpande, Rohit; Parasuraman, A. // Business Horizons;May/Jun86, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p28
This article explores some new approaches to managing corporate culture so that new insights will result. Organizational culture refers to the unwritten, often unconscious message that fills in the gaps between what is formally decreed and what actually takes place; it involves shared...
- Work unit culture: Strategic starting point in building organizational change. Short, Larry E.; Ferratt, Thomas W. // Management Review;Aug84, Vol. 73 Issue 8, p15
Suggests an alternative way of developing an organization culture--the selection and implementation of specific work unit cultures at the first level of supervision. Basic managerial behaviors used to establish and maintain the culture of the work unit; Strategic implications; Choosing a work...
- Challenging corporate culture. Smolowitz, Ira // BusinessWest;Apr95, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p49
Contends that corporate culture is the bedrock of successful strategic management. Lack of consideration for the value of organizational culture; Corporate executives' focus on management, production finance, marketing and sales; Insights from Fred R. David's book `Strategic Management.'
- Fault lines. Suutari, Raymond // CMA Management;Nov99, Vol. 73 Issue 9, p16
Reports on the reasons for the failure of business strategies and the lessons that they provide to corporate strategists. Personal preferences' domination of strategic decisions; Influence of corporate culture on strategy; Formulation of strategies that recognize the core competence of companies.
- Theory Z: But not Japan. Moran, Robert T. // Advanced Management Journal (03621863);Fall83, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p27
Describes cultural synergy in which two cultures or business systems are combined to develop a new, shared environment. Approaches to cultural synergy; Information on the process of developing cultural synergy; Details of a model for cultural synergy.
- How to Achieve Excellence by Managing the Culture in your Company. Weihrich, Heinz // Industrial Management;Sep/Oct89, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p28
Discusses the concept of corporate culture and how its management enables the achievement of organizational excellence. Activities related to an organization's objectives planning; Differences between a top-down and a bottom-up approach to planning; Control process steps in planning.