Operationalisation of the organisational orientation and culture construct in service value networks

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Proceedings of 24th Annual ANZAM Conference, 2010, pp. 1 - 19
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Todays service organisations increasingly operate as part of a larger service system or Service Value Network (SVN). This requires organisations to develop a work culture which encourages collaboration, communication, creativity, risk taking and empowerment among their members, and motivates employees to question fundamental beliefs and work patterns. This paper develops the Organisational Orientation and Culture (OOC)-construct for building a sustainable SVN, and comprises four key cultures and orientations from the literature: entrepreneurial orientation, collaborative culture, learning orientation, and market/customer orientation. Using empirical data from a large Australian telecommunications SVN, and through the use of Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) (using a holdout sample), this paper demonstrates that Collaborative Culture, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and a newly merged factor Freedom of Speech Culture emerge as the predominant underlying factors of culture for contemporary collaborative service organisations.
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