This article examines the historical conceptualization of organizational Culture (OC). It highlights major contributions by researchers in administrative and organizational fields. By classifying twenty major definitions of OC, cited from organizational theory research written between 1979-2005, the authors offer the theoretical assumptions that supported the major works of the era and provide a framework through which the emergence of OC in organizational theory literature may be clearly understood.
Abdulfattah Yaghi , John C. Morris , Pamela A. Gibson
Organizational Culture, organizational Behavior, Human Relations.