Effects of organisational culture on the performance of quantity surveying firms in Nigeria

Ayokunle Olubunmi Olanipekun, Joseph Ojo Abiola-Falemu, Isaac Olaniyi Aje

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Abstract

The challenge to the management of quantity surveying firms is not only to focus on devising strategies for driving performance but to ensure sustainability by giving consideration to influences on implemented performance strives. Organisational culture as a social phenomenon has therefore been affirmed as enhancing and sustaining performance. This research therefore attempts to verify whether organisational culture has any impact on the performance of quantity surveying firms. The study adopts survey research design where 126 well structured questionnaires were sent to principal partners, senior and junior quantity surveyors in 42 quantity surveying firms in Lagos out of which 90 questionnaires from 40 quantity surveying firms were analysed using mean score. Stepwise regression analysis was carried out in order to find the most parsimonious set of predictors that are most effective in predicting the performance of quantity surveying firms. The study reveals that organisational culture wields influence on the performance of quantity surveying firms in the areas of reward, stability, competitiveness and performance orientation. The paper concludes that quantity surveying firms can be more efficient and achieve sustainable performance if they focus their attention on those organisational elements that enhance their performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-215
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Volume3
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • organisational culture
  • performance
  • quantity surveying firms
  • service
  • Nigeria

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