Pragmatic Perspectives of Hofstede’s Organizational Dimensions in the Context of ICT-based Culture: Evidence from Public Universities in Pakistan

  • Muhammad Yousuf Sharjeel SZABIST, Karachi
  • Shahzad Haider LUAWMS, Uthal
  • Mehnaz Aslam University of Turbat, Kech


The present study aimed at analysis of dimensions of organizational culture of universities in Baluchistan. The study was carried out using quantitative research methodology with survey method of research and data collection. A total of n= 126 students, faculty members and administrative staff members (48 students, 48 faculty members and 30 administrative staff members) participated in this study. The sample was drawn through a multi-stage sampling design. Data was collected through close-ended, self-reported five-option Likert scale type questionnaire adopted with minor modifications from Zeqiri and Alija (2016). Analysis of collected data was carried out through SPSS V 24. Samples were contacted through consent letters and emails. All
possible ways of legal and ethical considerations were part of the study. The analysis of data showed that the organisational culture of universities is a combination of Hofstede’s proposed dimensions of organizational culture.Universities tend to be effective and sustainable in their approaches but this is not so accros the country in the context of higher education teaching and non-teaching faculty members. Organizational culture of universities have inexperience dominance and the culture has openness towards newcomers. Rigidness towards deadlines is also an attribute of universities’ organizational culture, but there are few relaxations and comforts in working enviornments as well. Universities are contributing in a positive way towards society and
have realistice and pragmatic approach towards teaching and reearch. This study recommends a valueable consideration of employees’ personal needs and problems. The study also suggests that middle managers (Deans, Head of Departments) should be trained in human pschychology and human resources management.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Yousuf Sharjeel, SZABIST, Karachi

Department of Education

Shahzad Haider, LUAWMS, Uthal

VFM, Faculty of Education

Mehnaz Aslam, University of Turbat, Kech

Department of Education