Essays on Making Sense of Managing Culture Research Proposal

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The paper "Making Sense of Managing Culture" is a wonderful example of a research proposal on management. A research title has a word range of between 10 and 15 words which is a representation of the whole title. The word limit of the article under critique is within the word limit. The title of the article is clear, accurate and unambiguous. From the title one can easily make out that it seeks to provide empirical evidence that tries to relate leadership style, organizational culture and performance. The title clearly spells out the study area: UK companies.

The qualification of the authors is also provided and both authors are holders of Ph. D. and are based in Cardiff Business School. This is an indication that the authors are authorities in the area of study. Introduction An introduction provides an overview of the study and the aim of the study. in addition, an introduction provides the outline of the article. The introduction of the article under critique has clearly identified that past research has not articulated the relationship that exists amongst leadership style, organizational culture and performance.

It argues that past studies have studied these aspects in isolation either between leadership and performance or culture and performance. It also argues that some few studies have looked at the relationship between leadership and culture (Frost et al, 1991). The authors have also clearly identified the aim of their study in their introduction which is to provide empirical evidence of the links between different types of organizational culture, a range of leadership styles and organizational performance. The introduction has also provided the study outline or structure that the authors followed.

Thus the authors’ introduction clearly accomplishes the role of an introduction of providing an overview of the study and its aim in addition to providing article outline. Statement of the problem The statement which is used to identify issues to be studied in a research is referred to as the research question or research problem. Research problem is the situation which compels the research to feel apprehensive of carrying out the study. For one to be able to formulate a research question which is strong he or she should be familiar with the field of research.

In addition, he or she should be familiar with vital research questions in his or her area of study.  


Cameron, Kim S. & Quinn, Robert E. 1999. Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework. Reading, Mass: Addison Wesley.

Cray, David & Mallory, Geoffrey R. 1998. Making Sense of Managing Culture. London: International Thompson Business Press.

Cronk, Lee 1999. That Complex Whole: Culture and the Evolution of Human Behaviour. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Dunbar, Robin, Knight, Chris & Power, Camilla1999. The Evolution of Culture: An Interdisciplinary View. Edinburgh: University Press.

Frost, Peter J. et al. 1991. Reframing Organizational Culture. Newbury Park: Sage.

Goffee, Rob & Jones, Gareth 2000. The Character of a Corporation: How Your Company's Culture Can Make or Break Your Business. London: HarperCollins Business.

Hofstede, Geert 1994. Cultures and Organizations: Intercultural Cooperation and its Importance for Survival. London: HarperCollins.

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