Developing an improvement culture within nonprofit organizations: a grounded theory case of Saudi Arabia

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dc.contributor.author Almaiman, Sulaiman Abdullah Saleh
dc.contributor.author McLaughlin, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-31T14:31:28Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-31T14:31:28Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04
dc.identifier.citation Sulaiman Abdullah Saleh Almaiman and Patrick McLaughlin. Developing an improvement culture within nonprofit organizations: a grounded theory case of Saudi Arabia. 31st International Business Information Management Association (IBMA) Conference. 25-26 April 2018, Milan, Italy. en_UK
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/13450
dc.description.abstract It has been confirmed that organizational culture (OC) has a significant impact on facilitating continuous improvement (CI), although it is not clear yet how this impact can be achieved. On the other hand, nonprofit organizations (NPOs) struggle mainly in sustaining resources and increasing the quality of the services they provide. Nonetheless, NPOs contribute remarkably to economies and civilisation. They deserve research attention, and studies done on CI suggest it to be holistically beneficial. Therefore, this paper has selected Saudi NPOs for their social setting to explore the influence of facilitating CI. The approach of grounded theory has been employed, using qualitative data, to construct a reality based on participant perspectives. The thirty-one interviews that were conducted at thirteen organizations revealed many lower level cultural aspects. These aspects were evolved, during five focus groups, into six higher-level themes. The findings can be used by leaders to create desired change. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher IBMA en_UK
dc.subject Organizational Culture en_UK
dc.subject Continuous Improvement en_UK
dc.subject Nonprofit Originations en_UK
dc.subject Saudi Arabia en_UK
dc.title Developing an improvement culture within nonprofit organizations: a grounded theory case of Saudi Arabia en_UK
dc.type Conference paper en_UK


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