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Alla Kupreychenko, Ekaterina Molodykh

Employee estimations of organizational culture type and differences in attitudes to conduct ethical behavior in business

2011. Vol. 1. No. 1. P. 24–38 [issue contents]
Purpose. This research paper aims to investigate the interdependence among employee estimates of organizational culture type and the differences in employee attitudes to conducting ethical behavior in business. Study design. The paper presents the results of theoretical and empirical studies. Attitudes to conducting ethical standards (ACES) of business behavior is considered by the authors as one of the aspects of the morality closely associated with moral behavior. Psychological attitude to compliance with ethical standards presented in the consciousness of the subject by motives, intentions and willingness to act ethically. The research was based on a questionnaire study with 257 respondents throughout Russia – employees of eight organizations in different kind of business. Findings.  The results suggest that the main dimensions of culture associated with the level of ACES proved The Management Style and  Organizational Glue Strategic Emphasis. These dimensions have shown significant correlation with the level of  attitude to conducting ethical standards (ACES). Moreover, the level of ACES of business behavior is associated with a combination of organizational culture in the estimates of its various types. Thus, particular organizations culture type (Market and Clan types) with domination of competing values associated with a low level of willingness to follow ethical standards (truthfulness, justice and responsibility). Estimates of the preferred type of culture are advanced by employee motivation and also interconnected with attitudes to conducting ethical standards (ACES) in business. Research implications for practice. This empirical result contributes to the development of programs of organizational change and suggests the tools for the analysis of ethical and emotional aspects of organizational culture. Originality of the results. Authors represented the conceptual model of moral and ethical aspects of organizational culture.

Citation: Kupreychenko, A., Molodykh, E. (2011). Otsenki organizatsionnoy kul'tury u sotrudnikov s razlichnym otnosheniem k soblyudeniyu nravstvennykh norm delovogo povedeniya [Employee estimations of organizational culture type and differences in attitudes to conduct ethical behavior in business]. Organizacionnaâ psihologiâ (Organizational Psychology), vol. 1, no 1, pp. 24-38 (in Russian)
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