Corporate Culture: Definition, Types & Example


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Which of the following is the best explanation of corporate culture?

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1. An investment bank that deals with high risk initial public offerings probably exhibits which of the following cultures?

2. Which one of the following cultures demonstrates engagement in high degree of low risk activities with a focus on the short-term?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The shared mission, goals and values of members of a business organization, or their corporate culture, can significantly affect how a business performs as well as its level of success. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you find out how much you've learned about different types of corporate cultures and how they fit with different types of enterprises.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of corporate culture
  • Attributes of four basic types of corporate cultures
  • How corporate cultures fit with different sectors of the economy
  • How short and long-term gains affect corporate culture
  • The role of risk in corporate culture

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key concepts, such as process culture and work hard/play hard culture
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge of the different types of corporate culture to answer questions about how they work for businesses in different sectors of the economy
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of corporate culture to examine how it may affect employee longevity
  • Critical thinking - use your understanding of corporate culture to develop questions and arguments on how a company's culture could affect the sales of goods and services

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on types of corporate culture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines T.E. Deal and A.A. Kennedy's four basic types of corporate culture
  • Explains the role of corporate culture for the individual employee
  • Explains how corporate culture shapes a company's relationship with external people and factors
  • Examines the roles of risk and gain in different types of corporate cultures
  • Identifies types of businesses that exemplify different corporate cultures