Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences. Special Issue: AiCTBM 2016

The Relationship between Organizational Culture and Employee Conflict: Evidence from Higher Education Institutions in Pakistan

Muhammad Muddassar Khan, Muhammad Yasir, Bilal Afsar, Kamran Azam,

Department of Management Sciences, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology,Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan,
Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia,
Department of Management Sciences, Hazara University, Mansehra, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa,Pakistan.
Faculty of Management Sciences, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan.


This study intends to examine the association between organizational culture and employeeconflict in the context of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Pakistan. Data werecollected with a proportionate random sampling technique from the lecturers, assistantprofessors, associate professors and professors in HEIs of Pakistan. A total of 400questionnaires were distributed, and usable questionnaires were 240. Results of this studyshows a positive relationship between 1) hierarchy culture and employee conflict, and 2)market culture and employee conflict. Results also revealed a negative association between 1)adhocracy culture and employee conflict, and 2) clan culture and employee conflict. Lastly,limitations and suggestions for future research are provided.
Keywords: Organizational Culture; Employee Conflict


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