The culture-effectiveness link in a manufacturing context: A resource-based perspective

Michael Naor, Janine Sanders Jones, Ednilson S. Bernardes, Susan Meyer Goldstein, Roger Schroeder

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The literature and the press tout organizational culture as a major source of competitive advantage and a key approach through which organizations can achieve superior effectiveness. However, research on this link within and across global regions remains inconclusive. Grounding the study on the resource-based view of the firm, analysis of 238 plants from eight countries shows that, while individual culture types predict manufacturing effectiveness, the combined effects of multiple culture types have a greater effect. Different culture types emerge as significant in East and West regions depending on the effectiveness dimension prioritized by the plant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-331
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of World Business
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014


  • East-West
  • Effectiveness
  • Organizational culture
  • Resource-based view


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