This guide provides resources for finding information on a company's corporate or organizational culture.
Here are some tips to help you find information on your company's culture:
Be prepared to try different combinations of search terms when looking for journal articles. For example, if your term "corporate culture" is not returning the results you are expecting try terms like organizational behavior, employee attitudes, leadership, morale or work environment
When searching for books be prepared to encounter books that only have a chapter on your company. If you are researching a well-known company like UPS or Honda you may find an entire book about the company, but often companies like these will also be discussed in books that focus broadly on successful corporate cultures.
Remember to start your research early. Librarians can help you get hard to find articles and books, but we need some lead time.
If you are having trouble finding books or articles on organizational culture, you can try some of these.
Print books are available in the library for checkout.
To view eBooks, click the purple Read Online button below the book cover display (after you have clicked a title from the list).
You can browse this list of scholarly journals to more easily find articles on various topics in organizational culture. These include leadership, employee training, ethics, technology, and business planning.
You can read articles in two ways: Click the date links to the right to view all the articles in an issue for that year.
Or, find the blue Search within this publication link on the left. Then add the word AND and desired keywords (such as decision making, communication, motivation, failure, teams, or social media).