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Organizational Culture and Performance

Motilewa, Deborah B. and Agboola, Mayowa G. and Adeniji, C. G. (2015) Organizational Culture and Performance. In: 2nd Covenant University Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), 11th - 13th May, 2015, Africa Leadership Development Center, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria..

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The success or otherwise of an organization is heavily dependent on the skills, knowledge, ability and the underlying characteristic governing the organization. The underlying characteristic here goes fairly deep into the enduring part of the organization: the values and beliefs governing the members of the organization. This study aims at investigating how the collective values, beliefs and principles of organizational members determine the success or otherwise of an organization. Through case-study methodology, this paper analyzes the success of Covenant University, Nigeria, which despite the challenging Nigerian business environment characterized by lack of infrastructures, unfavorable government policies, and high inflation rate, has seen tremendous growth and development in the twelve years of existence as exhibited by its position as the number one University in Nigeria and West Africa as a whole in the recently concluded webometrics ranking. It is observed that the success of the University is as a result of the core values of the organization, which has trickled down from the entrepreneur to every level of management, teaching and non-teaching staff and which is duly enforced on the students of the University.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational culture, Performance, Core Values, Covenant University.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2015 19:57
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 12:59

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