Investigating the Hofstede’s cultural model at the university (Viewpoint of staff and faculty members)

Proceedings of ‏The 11th International Conference on Modern Research in Management, Economics and Accounting

Year: 2020


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Investigating the Hofstede’s cultural model at the university (Viewpoint of staff and faculty members)

Ehsan Moradi,Mohsen Mohammad Ghasemi, and Mohim SheihakiTash



In recent decade, organizational culture is considered as one of the important issues affecting the human resources’ productivity and it has always been a concern for the organizations managers. The organizational culture is the central point of organizational performance. Given the importance of organizational culture, the purpose of this study is to investigate the culture of Islamic Azad University of Zabol according to Hofstede model. This research is descriptive-analytical which its needed data is gathered by distributing the Hofdtede’s organizational culture questionnaire amongst 120 staff and faculty members of Zabol IAU. Gathered data was analyzed by SPSS software. The statistical sample was comprised of 30 percent females and 70 percent males. Research findings indicated the cultural balance with a tendency toward masculinity, collectivism, high risk taking, and moderate power distance. In addition, findings indicated that gender affected the organizational culture in such a way that females are more inclined to femininity and males are more inclined to masculinity. Furthermore, the age and job tenure had significant and negative relation with risk taking. According to results, university members approbate the cultural features are close to themselves and believe that the university culture is supportive and fostering. Additionally, they believe that this university tends to avoid injustice in addition to paying attention to social responsibility.

Keywords: Organizational Culture; Hofstede’s model; Staff and faculty members; Islamic Azad University of Zabol; Gender.