Direction of the Corporate Culture in Slovak and German Transport Companies from a Top Managers' Perspective

  • Rudolf Kampf Department of Transport and Logistics, Faculty of Technology, The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, 370 01, České Budějovice, Okruzni 10, Czech Republic
  • Miloš Hitka Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Wood Sciences and Technology, Technical University in Zvolen, 960 53, Zvolen, T.G. Masaryka 24, Slovakia
  • Lenka Ližbetinová Department of Field Didactics, Faculty of Technology, The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, 370 01, České Budějovice, Okruzni 10, Czech Republic

Abstract

The objective of the paper is to compare the level of corporate culture in Slovakia and Germany. Top managers of large transport companies were asked to participate in our research. Following the analysis, hierarchy corporate culture, with dominant features such as keeping within rules, regulations, was preferred in Slovak companies. Top Slovak managers asked for following this trend in the future. Clan corporate culture was the most used at present time as well as most preferred in following 5 years in Germany. Top German managers focused on employee's needs and employee's development. Our recommendation for top German managers is to remain in this trend. For top Slovak managers we propose to change their perception and to consider employees as a key factor. Employees are owners of new creative ideas through which enterprises can build their competitive advantage.

Keywords: corporate culture, transport companies, top managers, chi-square statistic
Published online
2018-07-17
How to Cite
Kampf, R., Hitka, M. and Ližbetinová, L. “Direction of the Corporate Culture in Slovak and German Transport Companies from a Top Managers’ Perspective”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.11166.
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