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Title: Organizational Culture in the Ghanaian Construction Industry
Authors: Atuahene, Bernard Tuffour
Issue Date: 6-Oct-2016
Abstract: The personality of an individual is important as well as the culture of an organization. Understanding the culture of an organization is a first step to self-discovery by acknowledging its weakness and strength. Studies have suggested that, awareness of culture is an opportunity towards improving the effectiveness of the organization. The study aimed at exploring organizational culture and developing a culture typology for construction organizations in Ghana. An extensive literature review was conducted through desk survey. The study was grounded in the positivism perspective of epistemology philosophy which assisted in employing quantitative approach and questionnaire survey as the data collection instrument. The study achieved a response rate of 83.96%. The data was subjected to descriptive analysis, reliability analysis, mean score ranking, relative importance index and factor analysis. The findings of the study revealed that the Ghanaian construction industry is dominated by the hierarchical trait of culture developed from the Competing Value Framework (CVF). Besides, significant factors for organizational culture were identified which became precursor to the construction of the culture typology for construction organizations in Ghana. The developed typology consisted of four main traits including workplace culture, business culture, system and group culture. It was recommended that, future research should focus on confirmatory factor analysis to affirm the traits and its defining factors as well as its relationship to partnership, innovation and productivity improvement. To construction organizations, it is recommended that studies should be conducted into management rethinking and observation of culture typologies to improve efficiency.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9124
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