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Constructing organizational culture in an international subsidiary: Elekta healthcare services in Greece
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Business administration.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9080-2629
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Business administration.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4383-6452
2024 (English)In: International Business Review, ISSN 0969-5931, E-ISSN 1873-6149, article id 102293Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study analyzes the development of organizational culture in an international subsidiary in healthcare through the interaction of the parent company and local culture. Design/methodology/approach: We conducted a single case study on Elekta Greece, a subsidiary of the multinational company Elekta based in Sweden via interviews. Findings: The company creates a unique organizational culture, called the Philotask culture, that takes into consideration the cultural contexts of Sweden and Greece, the value of philotimo, situation in the market, and the type of company and services. Research implications/limitations: The model consists of a context-grounded framework focusing on healthcare. Research in other countries and industries can help to generalize this model. Practical implications: The findings indicate that to develop organizational culture, managers need to consider the local cultural context. Originality/value: This research contributes to organizational culture theory, reporting on the Philotask model that emerged.

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Elsevier , 2024. article id 102293
Keywords [en]
Context; Dichotomy; Healthcare services; MNCs; MNEs; Organizational culture; Philotask; Philotimo
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-44094DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2024.102293Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85190127683OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-44094DiVA, id: diva2:1853190
Available from: 2024-04-22 Created: 2024-04-22 Last updated: 2024-04-22Bibliographically approved

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Fregidou-Malama, MariaHyder, Akmal

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