Title: The role of organisational culture in the resource-based view: an empirical study of the Spanish nuclear industry

Authors: M. Isabel Garcés; Patricio Morcillo

Addresses: The Energy, Environment and Technology Research Center (CIEMAT), Avda. Complutense, 22, Building 1, 28040 Madrid, Spain ' Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Carretera de Colmenar Viejo, km.15, Facultad de Económicas y Empresariales, 28049 Madrid, Spain

Abstract: The generalisation and intensification of the deregulation processes in the electric power sector that began in most Western countries in the 90s have given rise to a previously non-existent field of research. This is particularly the case of nuclear power plants, which are currently undergoing significant cultural changes affecting their safety. This work aims to examine this emerging concern from an alternative viewpoint using the theoretical approach of the cultural organisation model. This enables cultural theories to be connected with the Resource-based view, and assigns culture the essential function of reflecting the dynamic social interaction which protects the uniqueness of the competences.

Keywords: organisational culture; organisational analysis; cultural models; cultural analysis; cultural change; cultural construction; cultural configuration; economic deregulation; financial pressures; competitiveness; nuclear power plants; NPP; nuclear safety; Spain; nuclear energy; nuclear industry; strategic change management; resource-based view; RBV; dynamic social interaction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2012.051864

International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2012 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.356 - 378

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 02 Feb 2013 *

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