Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Culture in Vodafone.

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Index

About Vodafone in Egypt…………………………………………………….

Literature review………………………………………………………………. Corporate culture………………………………………………………………. Corporate social responsibility………………………………………………… Application on Vodafone……………………………………………………….

Recommendations………………………………………………………………

References……………………………………………………………………….

Purpose:

This paper is an application for the content of the Business ethics course. It attempts to explain the real life application of the different issue discussed in the course; in this case the live example is Vodafone in Egypt. The project topic is corporate culture impact and Implications. Literature review:

• Corporate Culture:
What is corporate culture ?

What is corporate culture? Corporate is a shared pattern of beliefs, expectations and meanings that influence and guide the thinking and behaviors of the members of that organization. Culture is different from one organization to another; every organization has its own culture. Some of organizations their culture based on obey the rules and others based on values. Culture is present in different elements like; problem solving approach, speed of work, the competitive environment, incentives and Hierarchical structure.

Entrepreneur.com defines corporate culture as “a blend of the values, beliefs, taboos, symbols, rituals and myths all companies develop over time.” It is not unlike the culture of a country, region or ethnic group, just smaller in scale."

Another definition is corporate culture is the personality of the organization: the shared beliefs, values and behaviors of the group. It is symbolic, holistic, and unifying, stable, and difficult to change.

Made up of both the visible and invisible, conscious and unconscious learning and artifacts of a group the culture is the shared mental model. This model is taken for granted by those within the group and is difficult for outsiders to decipher. It is important to remember that the corporate culture is not the ideals, vision, and mission laid out in the corporate marketing materials. Rather, it is expressed in the day-to-day practices, communications, and beliefs

According to Borgatti (1996) a strong culture:

Is internally consistent

Is widely shared, and• Makes it clear what appropriate behavior is.

Resulting in an organization with a vision that everyone understands to which everyone is committed

Whenever human beings gather and particularly when individuals with a common purpose begin working together, work strategies and thinking processes will develop and an organizational culture will be created. Most corporate or organizational cultures have key features in common with the larger culture in Corporate Culture which they exist.

For example, corporate cultures in America all have some similar underlying thread. Corporate cultures in other countries also have a unifying, cross-company flavor. However, even within a social culture, each corporate culture is unique.

Put more simply, corporate culture is the way things get done in an organization. It is what drives action in the organization, guiding how employees think, act and feel. It is the systematic set of assumptions that define day-to-day working behavior. “Culture can be described in a circular fashion where philosophy expresses values; values are manifest in behavior; and behavior gives meaning to the underlying philosophy. Philosophy, values, and behavior describe an organization’s culture and culture is the glue...
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