Decision making in a faith-based environment: Organizational culture versus decision content

Abstract:  The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationship between decision making, decision content, and organizational culture in faith-based organizations. Contrary to what other researchers have reported about decision content, this study argues that three major values influence decision makers and the way they make and execute decisions. These values are the emphasis on organizational mission, guardianship, and cohesiveness. The findings suggest that training, mentorship, and a clear separation between the management […]

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Is organizational behavior in US Muslim nonprofit institutions religious?

Yaghi, A. (2009). Is organizational behavior in US Muslim nonprofit institutions religious?. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 20(2), 235-249. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nml.251/full Abstract Several researchers argue that religion influences organizational behavior in nonprofit institutions (Lotfy, 2004; Brinckerhoff, 1999). This article examines this claim by outlining major organizational values embraced by the leadership of twenty-eight American Muslim nonprofit institutions. Two surveys were distributed to a random sample of 224 board members and 416 constituents in the southern and southeastern United States. […]

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