The Role of Organisational Culture Traits on Corporate Image in Service Industry

Sarp S.

Sosyal Mucit Academic Review , vol.2, no.2, pp.139-152, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Organisational culture is a key aspect of functioning that impacts the company performance and effectiveness. It is formed by the shared values, beliefs, assumptions, attitudes, and behaviour of the employees that help the organisation to have a competitive advantage in the market. Scholar predominantly researches organisational culture from the managerial perspective that aims to understand the relation between the performance of the organisations including ROA, ROI, sales growth, and market share. However, organisational culture shapes the external perception of the organisation. Mainly, a shared organisational culture is reflected on the customers by frontline employees in service sector organisation. This makes organisational culture is a key factor that shapes the customers' perception affecting customer satisfaction and loyalty. Therefore, this research aims to conceptualize the organisational culture and its traits and explore their effect on the corporate image in the service sector context where human interaction is important. This study aims to extend the literature on organisational culture and corporate image with a new conceptual model. However, the limitation of the study is the lack of empirical research in testing the proposed relationships. Future studies may provide contribution to extend the current study with empirical data and model validation.