Organizational Culture: Can It Be a Source of Sustained Competitive Advantage?

@article{Barney1986OrganizationalCC,
  title={Organizational Culture: Can It Be a Source of Sustained Competitive Advantage?},
  author={Jay B. Barney},
  journal={Academy of Management Review},
  year={1986},
  volume={11},
  pages={656-665}
}
  • J. Barney
  • Published 1 July 1986
  • Business
  • Academy of Management Review
Three attributes that a firm's culture must have to generate sustained competitive advantages are isolated. Previous findings suggest that the cultures of some firms have these attributes; thus, these cultures are a source of such advantages. The normative implications of the analysis are discussed. Firms that do not have the required cultures cannot engage in activities that will modify their cultures and generate sustained superior financial performance because their modified cultures… 
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