Organizational Culture Of National University Of Science And Technology (Nust)

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Final Project
GMT - 506 Management Theories & Practices

Organizational Culture of National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Submitted to Dr. Faisal Asghar Imam Submitted by Anum Malik Ayoosha Saleem Haseeb Ahmad Muhammad Iqrash Awan Zammad Ahmad

NUST Business School

Table of Contents
1 2 3 4 5 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 3 Organization’s Background .................................................................................................................. 3 Research Methodology ...view middle of the document...

..................................................................... 7 Recommendations ................................................................................................................................. 8 References ........................................................................................................................................... 10 Appendix ............................................................................................................................................. 11

1 INTRODUCTION
Organizational culture has received significant amount of attention from researchers over the previous few decades. This report investigates the organizational culture in one of the leading educational institutes in Pakistan National Institute of Science and Technology (NUST), its implications in short run and long run, and the reasons for its sustainability. The results revealed that the basic underlying assumption of culture at NUST are that of Theory X proposed by (McGregor, 1966). The presence of high power distance and uncertainty avoidance in the national culture is aiding the sustainability of the organization. Based on the literature reviewed, although there are short term benefits in the employment of theory X style of management but in the long run there will be an increase in the demand of knowledge workers. The report provides recommendations on what actions NUST can take to improve the situation.

2 ORGANIZATION’S BACKGROUND
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) is one of the fastest growing institutes in Pakistan. It came into existence in 1981 as a public university. Its purpose was to merge several isolated military training institutes as one. Till 1991 only military cadets were inducted to receive trainings; but later NUST emerged as an institute opened to civilians as well. It received its charter in 1993.Currently it has nine schools and six colleges. Its main campus is situated at H-12 Islamabad. Its military oriented campuses are located in in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Risalpur. NUST offers degree programs in the fields of engineering, technology, business, medicine, and arts. The centralized control of NUST is with retired military officers. NUST has a tall bureaucratic organizational structure. It has a well-disciplined, organized and systematic environment. Most of its value system is deeply influenced by military.

3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Qualitative research tools were used to gather data because of the exploratory nature of the study. Eleven in depth interviews were conducted each ranging from 15-20 minutes. Interviews were of indirect nature as suggested by. Interviews were semi structured; the researchers had pointers with them during the interview which were used for guidance (the pointers are provided in Appendix).

On site observation was used to collect artifacts and extract basic assumptions and values. Published documents including prospectus, student...

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