Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Jean N. Gordon
Values, Corporate Culture, Values-based Leadership, Decision Making
Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Finance and Financial Management | Other Business
Matheny, Jennifer H., "Community Bank Leaders' Perception on Maintaining Values in Decision Making" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1869.
This qualitative study explored community bank leaders’ perception of conflicts between their personal values and core corporate values when negotiating critical decisions. At this stage in the research, the negotiating of decisions were generally defined as resolving conflicts between personal and organizational values. Results provide an understanding of how values-based leadership affects executive level decisions in community banks. A purposeful sample of community bank leaders participated in qualitative interviews. These leaders were selected based on their responsibility to make decisions that influenced their corporate culture and/or had a significant impact on their company. Based on the study, there was a summary of the top instrumental values and intrinsic nature of the values-based leaders.