Authors: Maya Shayya
Addresses: Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, 12 rue Pierre Sémard – BP 127 – 38003 Grenoble, France
Abstract: Organisational culture is shaping the performance of the Lebanese bureaucracy. Performance is shaped by the culture of the organisation's work unit. A questionnaire was applied to the undergraduate educational public sector in order to examine unit differences in performance. The results of this study show that organisational culture does play a role in shaping performance levels at the diverse units of the public sector's education, but that its role is muted. These findings suggest that other factors, including broader societal culture, are also at work. In addition to its practical dimension, the study also tests a major US theory of organisational motivation in the Lebanese context. Cross-cultural differences do influence performance, and results suggest that modifications be made to the Western theories, before they are transferred to the Middle East.
Keywords: waste; performance; organisational culture; public sector; professionalism; innovation; job satisfaction; public concern.
Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2018 Vol.11 No.3, pp.304 - 331
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