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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Leadership values influencing decision-making: an examination of nine Islamic, Hindu, and Christian nonprofit institutions in the US

Yaghi, A. (2008). Leadership values influencing decision-making: an examination of nine Islamic, Hindu, and Christian nonprofit institutions in the US. South Asian Journal of Management, 15(1), 24. http://search.proquest.com/openview/b6abcc38c2595a4ba08c3fb1b0092f26/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=46967 Abstract The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationship between decisionmaking, values, and leadership. The study argues that the values of individual leaders can shape the processes of decision-making. Participant observation, content analysis of institutional archives, and structured interview methods are utilized in nine American nonprofit […]

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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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