Industry Culture – Who Shapes It?

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    Paul Gray
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    As we explore culture of a company and our need to understand it, especially in contemplating M&A activities, it is interesting to explore the question as to whether the organization’s culture is largely influenced by (a) National Ways of Being? (b) The Regulatory Environment? or (c) The underlying ethics, principles and behavior of the founders? Your thoughts?

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    Connie Howe
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    For smaller organisations, culture is largely influenced by (c) the underlying ethics, principles and behavior of the founders. For larger organisations, it would be a combination of (a), (b) and (c) as well as other internal and external factors such as consumer movement and non government organisations.

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    Rubhen Jeya
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    It depends by reputation of the company (and the need to live up to it) and the industry. In the commodity industry, especially on the traffic component – several players are known as ruthless. In the case of the mergers of equals, it was the acquiring CEO who had a dominant personality and culture of that company shaped the merged entity.

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    Sonia Shah
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    I think that’s a great discussion topic. I believe that an organization’s culture is largely influenced by National Ways of Being as well as The Regulatory Environment and The underlying ethics, principles and behavior of the founders. In the engineering and construction industry, I absolutely see that to be the case, and particularly the last point re ethics and principles/behaviour of the founders if it is a smaller ‘mom and pop’ business.

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