MANAGEMENT STYLE AND COLLECTIVISM AT TURKISH SMES: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY


ÖZKAN A. M. , BAYRAKÇIL A. O. , TAĞRAF H.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH, vol.2, no.2, pp.114-134, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-134

Abstract

Republic of Turkey is one of those countries where SMEs are flourishing and acting as a driving force of development. In this paper, we explore management style and collectivism at Turkish SMEs. Being an intersection of eastern and western cultures and with the recent liberalization of domestic markets, we believe this exploration can lead to interesting results. In this paper authors take a glance at Turkish SMEs. We investigate the relationship between collectivism and management style at Turkish SMEs. We have gathered data from 421 SMEs located in Republic of Turkey, using a 13 item questionnaire. This study is an exploratory one and no hypothesis are configured. There are significant results regarding the relationship management style and collectivism. Individuals are more likely to work within a group and formal organizational structures and management policies are implemented as SMEs grow larger.