Harry Roots

Tallinn Pedagogical University, organization and management theory chair professor



  • Organizational Culture and Leadership Style

    18 December 2003


    RiTo No. 8, 2003

    Roger Harrison and his leading proponent Charles Handy became well-known in the 1970s for applying "ideal type" methods in studying organizational culture. There are four basic types of organizational culture in Harrison's construct: power-centered, role-centered, achievement-minded, person-centered. No working organization is ever 100% pure, but according to Harrison, one of the four always dominates.