Analysis of adaptive culture

a case study of a social service NGO in Hong Kong

Elman Lam, Paul Nesbit

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Abstract

Organizational culture has attracted research attention because of its presumed relationship with organizational effectiveness and performance. One such characteristic is the level of "adaptability" inherent in organizational cultures that aids firms to better respond to changes in the environment. The purpose of this study is to explore this adaptive culture to gain a better understanding on its nature, compositions, and to explore how adaptive culture affects the way an organization responds and adapt to changes in its environment. In the paper we report on a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the adaptability of the culture of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) in the social service sector in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development
Subtitle of host publicationconference proceedings
EditorsGabriel Ogunmokun, Rony Gabbay, Janelle Rose
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherAcademy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development
Pages700-712
Number of pages13
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0975227211
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventBiennial Conference of the Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development (2nd : 2006) - Paris
Duration: 10 Jul 200613 Jul 2006

Conference

ConferenceBiennial Conference of the Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development (2nd : 2006)
CityParis
Period10/07/0613/07/06

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    Lam, E., & Nesbit, P. (2006). Analysis of adaptive culture: a case study of a social service NGO in Hong Kong. In G. Ogunmokun, R. Gabbay, & J. Rose (Eds.), Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development: conference proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 700-712). Paris: Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development.