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Crick, Anne P.
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Department of Management Studies
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Managing organizational culture towards economic sustainability
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Sixth Annual Conference- Governance, Institutions and Economic Growth: Reflections on Sir Arthur Lewis Theory of Economic Growth
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March 15-18, 2005
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Kingston, Jamaica
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17
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http:; www.cavehill.uwi.edu/salises/conferences/conf_2005.htm
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Abstract
Organizations in small states may be disadvantageously affected by the effects of globalization such as increased flows of goods, services and information between countries. Consumers are concerned with not only high quality products and services at a reasonable cost but at the same time they are concerned with the way that the organization produces those goods and services. Organizations are therefore expected to be productive, responsive, good employers who are engaged in good corporate citizenship. Organizations have their choice in how they achieve these diverse goals. Some of the more commonly used strategies include restructuring, retooling and focusing on strategic human resource management. Another strategy that is used is a focus on developing a strategically aligned organizational culture. As organizations focus on culture as a means of achieving competitive advantage it is important that we understand whether or not these interventions are valuable to organizations and how and when they add the most value. It is also important that we understand some of the limitations of this strategy. Finally, is this one of the ways in which countries in small states can survive and thrive or is it just another management fad? This paper attempts to answer some of these questions. The paper continues with a discussion of the Jamaican business environment. This includes a discussion of changes in the 1990ís, competitive triggers that have forced organizations to change and the ways in which Jamaican organizations have responded. The third section of the paper looks at the use of organizational culture in four Jamaican organizations. In section four the use of culture is critically analyzed and implications for future research are discussed.....
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