Exploring the role of leadership in the evolution of organizational culture in a theme park company: A historical narrative study

by Weber, Alexander, Jr., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2007, 241 pages; 3288825


Organizational culture, the dynamics of culture, and the ability of a leader to influence culture are key to organizational behaviors that drive institutional excellence. This study explored the role of leadership in the evolution of organizational culture. A lineage of leaders of one theme park company were interviewed to examine external forces and internal change, changes in values and beliefs, and leadership influence in relation to corporate attention, company interest, and organizational learning. The study explored themes of structural change, leader transitions, and strategic alignment processes. This review suggested that transformational leadership behaviors, reflective learning, and collaborative visioning process were essential to evolve the organizational culture of this company.

AdviserToni B. Greif
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3288825

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