Comparative Study Regarding Organizational Culture: Nonprofit Organization and Profit-Oriented Organization

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This article presents the results of a comparative case study that identifies and analyzes the organizational culture differences between a nonprofit organization and a profit-oriented organization. For the analysis of the organizational culture, we used the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) that approaches: dominant characteristics, organizational leadership, human resource management, organizational glue, strategic objectives, and success criteria of an organization. The participants of the study are executive employees and management members of the targeted organizations which facilitate local socioeconomic development. This case study identifies (1) the type of dominant organizational culture, (2) differences between the existent organizational culture and preferred organizational culture, and (3) differences between characteristics of existent cultural organization and characteristics of organizational culture that facilitates innovation in the targeted nonprofit organization and profit-oriented organization.


Organizational culture Nonprofit organization Socioeconomic development Innovation Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technical University of Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaRomania

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