International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)


The Influence of Culture on Organizational Culture: A Saudi Arabia Case Study

Author(s): Mohammed Al Shehri

The Saudi Arabia 2030 vision has set a transition period for the country's economy in motion. This crucial stage of vision implementation profoundly impacts the organizational culture previously established in Saudi Arabia across both the government and private sectors. As the vision's implementation progresses, a large number of business activities have been undertaken to expedite the shift toward the new business model. This necessitates a greater emphasis on employee participation and engagement, as these behaviors are integral to managing business activities and driving business development. The primary objective of this paper is to provide a thought-provoking opportunity to enhance our understanding of the intricate link between culture and organizational culture within the unique setting of Saudi Arabia. A qualitative research approach was employed to enable a deeper exploration of the subject matter. The findings of this study have shed light on the influence of culture on organizational culture, with a specific focus on the Saudi Arabian landscape. This research helps us understand how organizational culture in Saudi Arabia is changing as they work towards the goals of the 2030 vision. It provides valuable information about how culture and organizations' work are connected. Such insights are crucial for policymakers, leaders, and practitioners alike as they navigate the evolving economic landscape and strive to foster a conducive environment for sustainable growth and development

Get the App