International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Organizational Culture and Effectiveness: A Literature Review
Simone Elias Ed.D; Michael Akintayo Ph.D

This review examined studies concerning organizational culture theory, specifically how it affects the effectiveness of organizations. It starts with an introduction of Denison and Mishra's (1995) model and its use of the terms organizational culture and effectiveness in the field of management of organizations. Subsequently, it presents a table, chronologically organized, introducing significant research that highlighted major traits and developments of organizational culture theory as it relates to effectiveness. Next, beginning with Denison and Mishra's (1995) seminal article, this review discusses how the construct of organizational culture and effectiveness has advanced over the years, nationally and internationally and to various contexts. The examination largely concludes with a discussion of the current state of the organizational culture theory as it relates to effectiveness, addressing possible future developments and potential applications in educational settings.

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