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The role of culture on communication behaviour in public/private organisation: a review of literature

Bezweek, SA and Egbu, CO 2009, The role of culture on communication behaviour in public/private organisation: a review of literature , in: 9th International Post Graduate Research Conference, 29 - 30 January 2009, Salford Quays, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK.

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    Abstract

    A critical review of available literature is presented, which relates to the impact of culture on communication behaviour in public and private organisations. This is in order to identify deficiencies in the area of study as well as to draw some lessons for future research. The focus is primarily on the effect of culture values on communication in Libyan public and private organisations. Key issues associated with definitions of culture, communication behaviours and organisational culture are considered and discussed. In addition, a critical review and synthesis of related studies on the effect of local Libyan cultural values on the communication behaviour of individuals in organisations are addressed. In conclusion, the paper argues that the role of culture in communication behaviour in organisational settings is complex. The paper also points to the fact that Libyan culture reflects ‘high power distance’, ‘masculinity’ and uncertainty avoidance. The implications of these complex issues to research strategy and design are also documented together with recommendations for researchers. Keywords: Culture, Libyan local culture, Communication behaviour, public and private organisations

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Contributors: (Author)
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
    Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceeding International Built Human Environment Research Week, 9th International Post Graduate Research Conference,
    Publisher: University of Salford
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: IN Mohd Zin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2010 14:40
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:02
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2808

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