Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

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Thesis or dissertation

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Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics in the Graduate Division of the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania

Advisor: Larry Starr


This thesis presents a review of the nature of culture then specifically organizational culture. I then describe the influence of individual and collective orientations on the culture of organizations. I then focus on Arab culture and the influence of collectivistic Arab values on the culture of Arab organizations and decision making, in particular.



Date Posted: 12 November 2008