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Organisational culture of Chinese construction organisations in Kuwait

Jaeger, M, Yu, G and Adair, D 2017 , 'Organisational culture of Chinese construction organisations in Kuwait' , Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 24, no. 6 , pp. 1051-1066 , doi: 10.1108/ECAM-07-2016-0157.

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify evidence for, first, the existence and nature oforganisational culture of Chinese construction organisations in Kuwait, second, the differences andsimilarities when comparing with construction organisations in China and, third, the differences andsimilarities when comparing with construction organisations within the countries of the Gulf CooperationCouncil (GCC).Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected through researcher administered surveyinstruments from 33 Chinese construction project managers in Kuwait, then were analysed by using theOrganisational Culture Assessment Instrument and empirical statistics. Findings – The Hierarchy culture was found to be dominant. It matches the predominant organisationalculture among construction organisations in China, but is different from the blend of Hierarchy and Groupculture of construction organisations in the GCC. Originality/value – Chinese construction organisations in Kuwait were found to foster an organisationalculture that is close to Chinese construction organisations in China regarding Hierarchy, Market andAdhocracy culture, but closer to the GCC construction organisations regarding the Group culture.Practitioners need to b

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Jaeger, M and Yu, G and Adair, D
Keywords: China, organizational culture, Kuwait, OCAI
Journal or Publication Title: Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
Publisher: Emerald publishing
ISSN: 0969-9988
DOI / ID Number: 10.1108/ECAM-07-2016-0157
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Copyright 2017 Emerald Publishing Limited

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