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Title: Organizational culture of Ghanaian construction firms
Authors: Atuahene, Bernard Tuffour
Baiden, Bernard K.
Keywords: Construction
Ghana
organizational culture
typologies
Issue Date: 8-May-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Bernard Tuffour Atuahene & Bernard Kofi Baiden (2018) Organizational culture of Ghanaian construction firms, International Journal of Construction Management, 18:2, 177-188, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2017.1301043
Abstract: Identity crisis has become a major source of inefficiency and ineffectiveness of individuals and organizations. One of the strategic ways for solving this crisis is through identifying the culture (personality) of organizations. The study identified organizational culture typologies of construction firms in Ghana, which is in response to the need for culture studies in construction and the unavailability of such studies in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. The study was quantitative; data were collected from Indigenous contractors in Ghana using a questionnaire survey. Analysis was done using Mean Score Ranking, Relative Importance Index and Exploratory Factor Analysis. Workplace Culture, Business Culture, System Culture and Group Culture were the identified typologies for the study. The cultures identified reveal the strategic areas of construction organizations which need management planning and commitment, to help in reshaping them to be competitive in the business environment.
Description: An article published by Taylor & Francis and also available at DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2017.1301043
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12522
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