This research examines the values statements of 327 organizations to identify the core values concepts or words that are used by firms to define the fundamental belief systems of the enterprise. One hundred and ten unique words or concepts were identified. Using au action science methodology, 78 practicing managers sorted these words into a classification scheme that resulted in 13 distinct categories of organization values that can be viewed as meta-values or core concepts of organizations.
"Structure of organizational Values: An Action Science Perspective,"
Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012): Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol2/iss2/2