International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

A Systemic Approach to Sub-cultural Interaction
Dr. Li Sai Kwan, DBA

In contemporary studies, corporate culture is taken as interactions rather than essence. However, traditional approach to corporate culture assumes the existence of an overarching unitary culture and ignores the effects of interacting sub-cultures. This inadequacy is attributed to the lack of a plausible sub-cultural referent framework that effectively differentiates the culture of organization into sub-cultures. A new approach to operationalize this new perspective is thus needed. The purpose of this paper is to use the Viable System Model for delineating functional sub-cultures and measure the effect of sub-cultural interaction on performance in workplace.

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