What is corporate culture and how can businesses instil strong sense of values in their organizations? What role does leadership have to play in this?
|Professor Nien-hê Hsieh
Dr David Rodin
Dr Marco Meyer
|Harvard Business School
The research will highlight that corporate culture is a highly ambiguous and complex concept, often invoked as a place holder that stands for organisational factors not captured by formal systems, policies and institutions. It aims to develop a conceptual framework that captures and systematizes how corporate culture is understood by academics in the fields of philosophy, business ethics, and business sociology. It will make the concept of corporate culture determinate and operational by identifying the underlying drivers of culture in an organisation. It will identify best practices for managing corporate culture and measure their effectiveness by conducting three case studies of large corporations. The group is also working on Chapter B (Corporate Purpose) and will, therefore, identify the underlying drivers of culture in an organisation that enable corporate leaders to actively shape their corporations’ culture aligning it with their purpose.