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Current Approaches in Social Sciences

Edited By Rasim Yilmaz, Günther Löschnigg, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Current Approaches in Social Sciences is a collection of research papers on a wide range of social issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, social students and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a social context.

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The Impact of Organisational Culture on Job Satisfaction: A Sectoral Research Study (Yavuz Tansoy Yildirim)

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Yavuz Tansoy Yildirim The Impact of Organisational Culture on Job Satisfaction: A Sectoral Research Study Introduction The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of corporate culture on job satisfaction by analysing organisational culture of small and medium-sized businesses processing cereal products in the food industry. Therefore, theoreti- cal knowledge related to organisational culture and job satisfaction is included in the research study. The concept of culture that was first defined by Edward B. Taylor covers peo- ple’s knowledge, beliefs, art, morality, and tradition. Cultural issues have been included in the business and management field by Elliot Jaques in 1951 (Erdem, 2007). The concept of organisational culture was defined by Pettigrew (1979) and it is determined that organisational culture plays an important role in the success of organisations. It is mentioned that there is a relationship between or- ganisational culture and job satisfaction (Duygulu and Erogluer, 2006: 4). Strong culture has common values for its employees and it helps employees to achieve their goals. Organisations are influenced by the culture of society and this culture af- fects society in time. Providing organisational coherence in organisations plays an important role in organisational culture (Berberoğlu, 2000: 265). Various definitions are made regarding the concept of culture. Organisational culture is the values, standards, norms, and beliefs that are shared by members of the organisation (Daft, 2003: 88). Deal and Kennedy (1982) explained the compo- nents of organisational culture as values, applications, heroes, procedures, and ceremonies. Organisation culture may have an...

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