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Management and Organization: Various Approaches

Edited By Yasin Cakirel

The volume provides a collection of research papers in the area of management and organization on a wide range of topics including job alienation, whistleblowing, responsible leadership, cyberloafing, job crafting, organizational trust and career satisfaction.

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On the Way to Sustainability: Organizational DNA

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1 Introduction

In today’s business world, one of the most important problems of organizations that produce various goods or services to meet people’s desires and needs is to ensure sustainability. Along with the globalization phenomenon, the borders in commercial and social activities have begun to disappear, and the organizations keeping the market boundaries in a narrow scope have had the opportunity to expand to wider markets. The fact that information and communication technologies, and especially the technologies that have increased the production efficiency in recent years, have begun to be used extensively in organizations has had an increasing impact on this opportunity. Therefore, the competition between organizations to take advantage of these opportunities has gradually increased, and the organizations found themselves trying to sustain their existence in a highly variable and challenging competition environment.

The organizations’ ability to sustain their existence in the aforementioned variable and challenging competition environment depends on the fact that they make correct decisions and apply the right strategies. In this context, the information that will form a basis for decision-making and strategy-making processes should reach the organization accurately and should be permanent in the organization.

Nowadays, organizations are regarded as “organic assets”, in other words “living organisms”. It is also stated that it is more suitable for organizations with variable environmental conditions to have an organic structure with respect to sustaining their existence (Koçel, 2015, 358). In various studies in the organization literature (Porter, 2006), it...

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