Cuadernos de Administración
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MARTINEZ AVELLA, Mario Ernesto. Relations between organizational culture and organizational performance in a sample of Colombian companies: reflections on using Denison's model. Cuad. Adm. [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.40, pp. 163-190. ISSN 0120-3592.
This article presents the results of research conducted on organizational culture, consisting of two exercises: (1) identifying the minimum elements to be considered when examining which organizational culture model to apply and (2) an exploratory study on the relations between organizational culture and organizational performance using the model created by Denison and his colleagues. After describe how the model can be characterized in the context of studies on culture, the exploratory study seeks the factorial structure of the culture traits that the model proposes (consistency, involvement, adaptability, and mission) in a sample of Colombian firms and then assesses the hypotheses that relate culture traits and organizational performance indicators. Findings show that the factorial structure does not completely adjust to the expected structure and that only "mission" evidences significant relations to some performance measures.
Keywords : Organizational culture; organizational performance; innovation; reproduction of models.