O. B. Tomilin, I. M. Fadeeva, O. O. Tomilin. The State of the Organizational Culture of Industrial Clusters in the Region

UDК 338.2:332.14 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15507/2413-1407.118.030.202201.178-203


Introduction. The study of organizational culture of Russian companies as a tool of improving production efficiency has been actively carried out since the beginning of the XXI century. In this regard, the study of diagnostics of new characteristics of the organizational culture of enterprises and the prediction of their responds to changes in the external environment and management systems is an topical task. The aim of the article is to carry out sustainability diagnostics of industrial enterprises of the Republic of Mordovia based on new characteristics of organizational culture, as well as to determine the factors that have an impact on various socio-demographic groups involved in the clusters of the industrial enterprises.

Materials and Methods. The study was conducted in 2019 using the expert evaluation method in accord with the adapted OСAI methodology. In the study 458 respondents of 7 industrial enterprises of the Republic of Mordovia were interviewed. The obtained expert evaluations were arranged and generalized in the framework of two groups of industrial clusters of the Republic of Mordovia. The clusters differed from each other by the types of their production and the number of employees.

Results. The study shows that the economic and administrative-management status of the region have a major impact on the current organizational culture of the industrial enterprises. It was found that the current profile of organizational culture of the enterprises has not achieved a balance ensuring most favorable conditions for sustainable development. The desired profile of organizational culture of the regional enterprises shows the aspiration of employees, regardless of their job positions, to achieve the balance state. The study has revealed that administrative and management personnel are more stressed than production personnel due to the responsibility for the current and future state of the enterprise.

Discussion and Conclusion. The research analyzes the influence of the specifics of the industrial activities of enterprises on achieving a balanced state of organizational culture as a condition for sustainable development. It shows that the development of organizational culture of industrial enterprises is affected by major regional influence consisting of a set of factors that characterizes the state of the economy, the regional labor market and the administrative management of the region. The implementation of organizational changes leading to an increase in the efficiency of the industrial activities of enterprises can be carried out on the basis of the results of this study. The article can be used by the heads of industrial enterprises of Mordovia to map an integral program for the development of the regional enterprises as efficient and fully-fledged participants of market economy.

Keywords: organizational culture, diagnostics of organizational culture, OCAI methodology, general cultural vector, equilibrium state, industrial enterprises, cluster groups

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

Funding. The study was funded by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Government of the Republic of Mordovia within the framework of the research project No. 18-411-130018 “Organizational culture of industrial enterprises of the Republic of Mordovia: a study of innovative and industrial clusters”.

For citation: Tomilin O.B., Fadeeva I.M., Tomilin O.O. The State of the Organizational Culture of Industrial Clusters in the Region. Regionology = Russian Journal of Regional Studies. 2022; 30(1):178-203. doi: https://doi.org/10.15507/2413-1407.118.030.202201.178-203


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Submitted 15.06.2021; approved after reviewing 11.08.2021; accepted for publication 20.08.2021.

About the authors:

Oleg B. Tomilin, Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry, National Research Mordovia State University (68/1 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk 430005, Russian Federation), Cand. Sci. (Chemistry), Associate Professor, ORСID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1570-230Xtomilinob@mail.ru

Irina M. Fadeeva, Head of the Center for the Development of Intellectual Capital, Russian Research Institute of Economics, Politics and Law in Science and Technology (20a Dobrolubova St., Moscow 127254, Russian Federation), Professor of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, National Research Mordovia State University (68/1 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk 430005, Russian Federation), Doc. Sci. (Sociology), Associate Professor, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1709-9970fadeeva5@yandex.ru

Oleg O. Tomilin, Head of the Department of State and Administrative Law, National Research Mordovia State University (68/1 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk 430005, Russian Federation), Cand. Sci. (Law), Associate Professor, ORСID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0626-4037oo-tomilin@yandex.ru

Contribution of the authors:

O. B. Tomilin – problem statement; formation of research methodology; text writing, conclusion formulation.

I. M. Fadeeva – empirical data collection; literature review and text editing.

O. O. Tomilin – empirical data collection and processing; presentation of research results in the form of graphs.

The authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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