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Transforming de rivera’s peace culture model into workplace: a theoretical analysis
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CitationArslan, M., Demirel, H., Arslan Kök, H. (2018). Transforming de rivera’s peace culture model into workplace: a theoretical analysis. Journal of Global Responsibility, 1-29.
Peace culture is an important concept and believed to be very crucial for the area of international relations. However, peace culture has not been well studied in organizational studies. In fact, peace culture is a part of organizational culture at the workplace. Some workplaces are peaceful and some are not. In business literature, there are various classifications of organizational culture and the most popular one is Hofstede’s (1980) classification. In this respect, this study aims to develop a theoretical approach to define culture of peace and its dimensions in the workplace based on De- Rivera’s (2004) peace culture dimensions at the international level. According to De Rivera (2004), peace culture can be traced in four underlying dimensions: Liberal development, violent inequality, state use of violent means and nurturance which could be a remedy for the present chaotic and violent condition in the world. This study transforms De Rivera’s peace culture dimensions into the organizational level, and it is assumed that peace culture in the workplace will create more harmonious and peaceful workplaces. Peace culture in the workplace is also expected to be a beneficial factor to employees’ behavior, job performances and organizational commitment as well as work outcomes. As a conclusion it is expected that this study fills the gap in literature and will have a leading role for the further studies.