The relationship between organizational culture and sovereignty of merit principle in Iran National Company of petrochemical industry
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 3 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-3-March-2007
It is needed in new world today that organization for their survival should search for new ways. One of
these factors which help the organization in this aim is meritocracy. This happening is not
accomplished in vacuumed. Other factors also have roles in this process; especially the culture of every
organization may make the basic of sovereignty of merit principle because the unique culture of every
organization shows the way of understanding and give meaning to event for individual.
One of the basic reasons for non effective of human resource is not to pay attention to the merit
principle in the country; meritocracy in our country is unclear and non familiar.
The study of offices in our country shows the obstacles of make the meritocracy in organization and the
roots of this situation are cultural, historical and are laws structures and organizational culture .
In another analysis, reasons which are in Iran organizational culture and make the meritocracy the big
problem refers to law refuse culture, personal benefit oriented and responsible refuse 
Hofstede describe the organizational culture as unity mind plan and the totality with historical roots and
social structures which consist of be lives and manners which happen in different levels and shows it in
wide situation of organizational specification .