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ALVARADO MUNOZ, Óscar  and  MONROY DEL CASTILLO, Ricardo. Organizational culture in a company owned by its employees. Cuad. Adm. [online]. 2013, vol.26, n.47, pp.259-283. ISSN 0120-3592.

The organizational culture in place at Empaques del Cauca SA, a worker-owned company, is being looked into in this paper, and a question is being posed about the contribution that organizational culture is making to the sustainability of the company and what are the lessons being drawn from it. Bearing on a qualitative approach, a case study is being conducted to describe the relevant cultural elements and their bearing on the company's management. A conclusion is then reached that the values and the imaginary are a cultural asset in the organization and its management model, because they both strengthen up the workers' sense of belonging, thus helping develop the company's projection and sustainability strategies. The review of management practices and organizational culture provides lessons which organizations of this sort could benefit from, as well as those operating in line with the traditional ownership scheme.

Keywords : Organizational culture; values; imaginary; management model.

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