African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4120

Full Length Research Paper

Initiating innovation in Serbian companies' organizational cultures

Mladen Pečujlija1*, Branislav Nerandžić1, Veselin Perović1, Aleksandar Jevtić2, Nenad Simić3
  1Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia. 2Public Service Urbanizam, Novi Sad, Serbia. 3MUP Serbia, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 October 2010
  •  Published: 18 December 2010



This paper deals with an aspect of introducing innovations into organizational culture in Serbian companies. An ad hoc questionnairre was designed consisting of twenty one items in order to confirm our claim that questionnaire could be a useful tool for collecting data about employees’ assumptions (third cognitive level of organizational culture according to Schein). Answers from 1,206 employees in 75 randomly selected Serbian companies have been gathered. The data was analysed on two levels: descriptive and in-depth by performing exploratory factor analysis. Descriptive level analysis provided data from the second cognitive level (values) according to the Schein`s theory.


Key words: Introducing innovation, organizational culture, Schein theory, exploratory factor analysis, organizational culture levels