MHRE330D Project: Corporate Culture


Organisations are operating in a complex environment of constant change. The external demands placed upon them to change and improve are considerable. The key elements of leadership, vision and mission and their relationships to the development of a unique organisational culture are essential ingredients for organisational effectiveness, excellence and continuous improvement. This course focuses upon the better understanding of the different forces that influence the culture of an organisation. Different perspectives and dimensions of culture are introduced in order to provide an understanding of cultural driving forces in organizations. Leadership styles and behaviour are analysed with the help of both classic and modern theories on leadership and culture. The interplay between leadership and culture is studied as well in relation with organisational change.

The course aims at:

• To gain an in-depth understanding of organisational culture, research and practice, giving the insights to make recommendations for change.

• To gain experience with a culture assessment and development tools.

• To apply the acquired knowledge of culture in specific situations.

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Управление и развитие на човешките ресурси (на английски език) - ДО


гл. ас. Александър Пожарлиев  д-р

Описание на курса:


After completing successfully this course the students will:

1) know:

• The interplay between leadership and culture in an organization, the potential impact of culture on organisations and its implications for leadership.

• The impact of cultural differences on organizations, different perspectives on analysing and decoding culture.

• Frameworks and tools associated with the assessment of culture.

2) are capable of:

• Discuss organisational culture in a Bulgarian business context.

• More deeply understand organizational culture in a context that is relevant, meaningful and useful.

• Apply key analytical concepts of culture to previous and current organizational experiences and specific situations.

• Develop intercultural intelligence.

• Use the power of organisational culture to enhance work performance

• Diagnose/ assess a particular organisational culture.

Предварителни изисквания:
Students should have the following knowledge and/or skills:

• English reading/ writing skills.

• Participation in course MHRE 313D Leadership and Organisational Culture

• Working experience in an organization is desirable.

• Management or leadership experience is desirable.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. The Cameron and Quinn’s culture framework and The Competing Values Culture Assessment. Introduction to OCAI.
  2. Human Synergistics’s approach to assessment of culture. Introduction to Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI).
  3. Strategies and methods to implement a cultural change.

Литература по темите:

Main readings:

1. Cameron, K. S. & Quinn, R. E. (2011). Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

2. Cook, R. and Lafferty, J. (2003) Organizational Culture Inventory. Plymouth. Human Synergistics International.

Additional readngs:

1. Minkov, M. (2007) What Makes us Different and Similar: A New Interpretation of the World Values Survey and Other Cross-Cultural Data. Sofia, Publ. Класика и Стил.

2. Schein, E. H. (2010). Organizational Culture and Leadership. 4th ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

3. Trompenaars, F. & Hampden–Turner, C. (1998). Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business. McGraw-Hill.