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The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)


The international journal of management Science and information technology (IJMSIT) is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of management science and information technology. This journal reports the impact of information technologies on the managerial and organizational topics. IJMSIT develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to management and information technology for researchers and practitioners.


Editor-in-chief: J. J. Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, Email:
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012, North American Institute of Science and Information Technology (NAISIT)
ISSN: ISSN 1923-0265 (Print) - ISSN 1923-0273 (Online) - ISSN 1923-0281 (CD-ROM)

Embedding Value-Based Organization: An Identification
3 : Issue 3 - (Jan-Mar 2012) ( 2012-01 )


The recent discourse on modernizing organizations and leadership has often placed a strong emphasis on values and ethics. This article elaborates on the benefits and challenges in the integration of values into leadership and organizational actions, most notably in regards to appraisals of values-based leadership (VBL). It is proposed that if the critical success factors and the challenges in implementing value-based organization are not identified, this would lead to unintended consequences in organizations, such as insignificant value-statements, inappropriate use of values, and illegitimate leadership practices. The discussion deals with intra-organizational leadership prospects and challenges, namely changes in organizational structures and authority, participation, communication, image and perceptions, and the integration of values.

Author(s): Olli-Pekka Viinamäki - Finland - University of Vaasa
Keywords: Value-based organization; Values; organization; leadership; ethics; values-based leadership; organizational values; organizational culture
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