In Search of Values - Reporting from Eight Norwegian Organizations

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Show simple item record Aadland, Einar 2012-01-30T09:59:52Z 2012-01-30T09:59:52Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Aadland, E. (2010). In Search of Values - Reporting from Eight Norwegian Organizations. EJBO, Vol. 15, No. 2, p. 22-30.
dc.identifier.issn 1239-2685
dc.description.abstract The article is an empirical report of how eight Norwegian organizations comprehend and practice their values. Discussing the concept of value and relevant analytical perspectives, the article proposes an approach to the study of values in organizations. Values are studied as espoused core concepts and in-use practices. The concept of intentionality is discussed, informing the value apprehension in organizations. Utilizing six dimensions of organizational life: environment, structure, primary activity, maintenance, change, and management, the relative influence of values to core organizational functions are examined. The eight organizations invest substantial efforts in maintaining employee value motivation. Reflections on influences by Norwegian environmental norms, values significance in primary activity, in structural power relations, to capacities of change, and managerial role, are to a lesser degree executed. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Business and Organization Ethics Network (BON)
dc.relation.ispartofseries EJBO : Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organizational Studies
dc.rights © Business and Organization Ethics Network (BON)
dc.rights openAccess fi
dc.title In Search of Values - Reporting from Eight Norwegian Organizations
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201201301097

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