Event Title

Organizational Culture of Higher Education in Kosovo and North Macedonia

Session

Management, Business and Economics

Description

Organizational culture is one of the key factors determining the success of an Institution. In the context of defining the notion of "organizational culture" different efforts have been made from different scholars. The Anthropologist Edward B. Taylor 148 years ago offered a broad definition, stating that culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society. For a healthy society we must have a wellbeing knowledge temple. Knowledge temple is University, and the university is a complex social organization with a diversified culture.

The purpose of this paper is to analyze and compare organizational culture of higher education in Kosovo and North Macedonia based on the six dimensions of Geert Hofstede’s and ethnographic research on the impact of organizational culture on effective management. Gert Hofstede’s dimensions or variables indicate the culture of the organization, more precisely measures the effectiveness of the organization, the philosophy of management, focus, integration, control and customer orientation. The results show that six organizational culture variables for higher education in Kosovo and North Macedonia needs improvement since from six dimensions, In Kosovo four dimensions accelerate the strategy of organization while two others dimensions makes difficulty, in North Macedonia three dimensions accelerate and three others dimensions makes difficulty. Expressed as a percentage in Kosovo 67 percent of the outputs from the dimensions simplify the organization's strategy and 33 percent of them make the organization's strategy more difficult while in North Macedonia percentage is fifty percent with fifty percent.

Keywords:

Organizational Culture, Higher Education, Hofstede’s Dimensions, Kosovo, North Macedonia.

Session Chair

Hasan Metin

Session Co-Chair

Leonita Braha Vokshi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 5:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.362

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Organizational Culture of Higher Education in Kosovo and North Macedonia

Pristina, Kosovo

Organizational culture is one of the key factors determining the success of an Institution. In the context of defining the notion of "organizational culture" different efforts have been made from different scholars. The Anthropologist Edward B. Taylor 148 years ago offered a broad definition, stating that culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society. For a healthy society we must have a wellbeing knowledge temple. Knowledge temple is University, and the university is a complex social organization with a diversified culture.

The purpose of this paper is to analyze and compare organizational culture of higher education in Kosovo and North Macedonia based on the six dimensions of Geert Hofstede’s and ethnographic research on the impact of organizational culture on effective management. Gert Hofstede’s dimensions or variables indicate the culture of the organization, more precisely measures the effectiveness of the organization, the philosophy of management, focus, integration, control and customer orientation. The results show that six organizational culture variables for higher education in Kosovo and North Macedonia needs improvement since from six dimensions, In Kosovo four dimensions accelerate the strategy of organization while two others dimensions makes difficulty, in North Macedonia three dimensions accelerate and three others dimensions makes difficulty. Expressed as a percentage in Kosovo 67 percent of the outputs from the dimensions simplify the organization's strategy and 33 percent of them make the organization's strategy more difficult while in North Macedonia percentage is fifty percent with fifty percent.