Title: The impact of organisational culture on organisational learning and attitudes concerning change from an institutional perspective

Authors: Ruth Alas, Maaja Vadi

Addresses: Estonian Business School, Lauteri 3, Tallinn 10114, Estonia. ' Institute of Management and Marketing, University of Tartu, Narva mnt 4, Tartu 51009, Estonia

Abstract: Empirical research in 44 Estonian organisations has indicated the impact of institutional environments on how orientations of organisational culture influence oranisational learning and employee attitudes toward change. Aspects of organisational culture influencing organisational change – task orientation and relationship orientation – have a different impact on the formation of attitudes toward change and organisational learning depending on the level of institutional development at the time that people commenced their working life. The authors propose a model for highlighting the impact of aspects of organisational culture on organisational learning and attitudes toward change in the institutional context.

Keywords: institutional change; employee attitudes; organisational change; organisational learning; organisational culture; Estonia; strategic change management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2006.011109

International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.155 - 170

Available online: 16 Oct 2006 *

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