Object field of organizational culture: methodological conceptualization

Vitalii Shymko (Department of Psychology, Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi Hryhorii Skovoroda State Pedagogical University, Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine)

International Journal of Organizational Analysis

ISSN: 1934-8835

Publication date: 3 September 2018



This paper aims to develop a system view of the organizational culture, given entropy of theoretical and methodological outlooks on the phenomenon alongside simultaneous growth of number of research reports.


Sequential structural and ontological analysis of the Schein’s (2004) point of view on organization culture enabled to form a way of system comprehension of the respective object field on conscious and unconscious levels.


Structural ontology of organizational culture is represented by the mythopoetic concept of organization, which is a composition of unconscious motives reflecting standard and management peculiarities of functioning characteristic of a certain group.

Research limitations/implications

The proposed methodological discourse actualizes a hypothesis on organizational unconscious as a specific factor of organizational culture and begets a respective direction of the further research studies.


This is the first methodological concept that provides a system comprehension of the object field of organizational culture. The concept has important implications for methodological designs of further research studies and systematization of already obtained data within the domain.



Vitalii Shymko (2018) "Object field of organizational culture: methodological conceptualization", International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 26 No. 4, pp. 602-613

Download as .RIS


: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-03-2017-1135



Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.