Title: The effect of organisational culture items on entrepreneurial behaviour of knowledge workers in Iranian knowledge-based companies

Authors: Anahita Ahmadi; Mehdi Abzari; Ali Nasr Isfahani; Ali Safari

Addresses: Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 81746-73441, Iran ' Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 81746-73441, Iran ' Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 81746-73441, Iran ' Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 81746-73441, Iran

Abstract: Today, developing entrepreneurial environment within the organisation has become the basic need of many organisations. Since organisational culture affects all organisational processes, organisations are creating their own culture so as to facilitate entrepreneurial behaviours. This study aims to determine the effect of organisational culture items on entrepreneurial behaviour of knowledge workers of Iranian knowledge-based companies, through servant leadership mediator. The statistical population includes all knowledge workers of Iranian knowledge-based companies in Isfahan City. Based on Krejcie-Morgan table, size of the sample (n = 165) is determined. The research is conducted in descriptive-analytical manner and data collection is done through questionnaire. Then, collected data is analysed through PLS Software. The results suggest that certain aspects of organisational culture (involvement culture, adaptability culture, consistency culture, and mission culture) affect worker's entrepreneurial behaviour significantly. In addition, servant leadership mediates in the association between organisational culture and entrepreneurial behaviour of knowledge workers significantly.

Keywords: organisational culture; servant leadership; knowledge worker; entrepreneurial behaviour.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2019.098923

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2019 Vol.16 No.2, pp.99 - 116

Available online: 15 Feb 2019 *

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