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Tourism entrepreneurship and industrial restructuring: GLOBE national and organisational cultural dimensions

Tourism entrepreneurship and industrial restructuring: GLOBE national and organisational cultural dimensions

Knežević, Milena Nedeljković, Hadžić, Olga, Nedeljković, Slađana and Kennell, James ORCID: 0000-0002-7877-7843 (2020) Tourism entrepreneurship and industrial restructuring: GLOBE national and organisational cultural dimensions. Journal of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA, 70 (1). pp. 15-30. ISSN 0350-7599 (Print), 1821-2808 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.2298/IJGI2001015N)

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Abstract

National culture can influence entrepreneurship by creating a specific cultural framework which defines the possibilities for the recognition of opportunities for entrepreneurial activities, as well as their social desirability. Very large corporations, especially those that dominate a region, also have their own organizational cultures, which in turn influence local social culture, and which can constitute a specific subculture within society. The “Kolubara” mine is the largest in Serbia, employing more than 11,000 workers. As most of its employees are living close to its headquarters, the small town of Lazarevac (Central Serbia), the culture nurtured within this organization and among its employees is heavily intertwined with the social culture of the inhabitants of the town. The GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) approach was used to investigate the relation between this organizational culture and national culture, by measuring the nine GLOBE cultural dimensions of the “Kolubara” employees and of the inhabitants of Lazarevac. The results of this are discussed and analysed in the context of the ongoing economic transformation in many post-socialist economies. This study highlights the readiness of the people of small industrial towns, such as Lazarevac, to adapt to this ongoing transition and to undertake entrepreneurial activities in tourism during periods of industrial restructuring and the growth of service industries in former industrial areas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: GLOBE cultural dimensions, organizational culture, national culture, entrepreneurial activities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 18:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27938

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