Cultural transition and organizational performance: the non-profit context

Lu Jiao, Graeme Harrison, Jinhua Chen

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Environmental pressures mean that non-profit organizations are having to transition to an internal culture that blends values supporting both social and economic objectives. The authors examined the effect of cultural transition on performance for a large sample of non-profit organizations. Performance was found to decrease before increasing during cultural transition, i.e. there is a U-shaped relationship between organizational culture and performance. The paper’s findings have implications for non-profit management and academic research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-451
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number6
Early online date11 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Cultural transition
  • non-profit organizations
  • organizational culture
  • organizational performance
  • stakeholder culture


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