Evaluating the Impact of Organizational Culture Features on Implementing Total Quality Management (TQM) by Focusing on the Business Ethics as a Mediator (Case Study: Shirin Asal Company)

Tavakoli Abdullah, Jarihi Shiva


This was an applied study regarding the objective and a descriptive-correlational one concerning the data collection approach, which was focused on evaluating the impact of organizational culture on applying total quality management along with stressing the mediating role of business ethics. A total of 148 employees of Shirin Asal Company (Tehran Branch) constituted the research statistical population that Cochran’s formula was used to choose 106 subjects as the sample size by a simple random sampling method.

Standard questionnaires were employed to gather the essential data. The validity and reliability of variables were also examined and approved. The reliability rates for business ethics, organizational culture, and total quality management were calculated to be equivalent to 0.78, 0.89, and 0.90, respectively. The structural equation modeling method assisted with the Smart PLS2 software was utilized for data analysis. Revealed by the research findings, organizational culture influences business ethics and total quality management. Business ethics was also found to act as a mediating variable in the relationship between organizational culture and total quality management. In conclusion, organizational culture and business ethics affect the satisfactory implementation of TQM, which somehow requires managers and stakeholders to particularly consider these components.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/asir.v5n3p49


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