Organizational culture typologies and strategy implementation: lessons from Nigerian local government

Teslim Bukoye, Ayotunde Hakeem Abdulrahman

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This study investigates organizational culture typology and strategic implementation process in the local governments of a low middle income country in order to reveal the mix of culture types and implementation patterns that are needed for the success of local governments. Based on rich secondary datasets and in-depth qualitative study of six Nigerian local governments involving 42 participants, the findings highlights that local governments adopt different combinations of organizational cultures and those combinations can have varying implications for the way strategic actors approached their implementation process. As governments and funding bodies, such as the World Bank, continue to seek ways to meet the infrastructural and social needs of low middle income countries, particularly within local governments, this article presents opportunities and a platform for researchers and policy makers to explore the interrelationships between different organizational culture types and strategic implementation process for the successful delivery of developmental projects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-335
JournalPolicy Studies
Issue number3
Early online date15 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2023


  • Organizational culture
  • culture
  • culture types
  • local government areas
  • strategy implementation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations


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