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Adhocracy

A slang term for a business or other organization with few or no permanent structures. New situations are discussed and decided as they occur (that is, on an "ad hoc" basis). An adhocracy may encounter problems with efficiency.
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1]: There is a significant positive relationship between adhocracy culture and PPP adoption
Furthermore, the same researchers found a significant relationship between adhocracy, hierarchy, market culture, and knowledge management.
The effects of organizational culture on subordinate performance was analysed too and it was found out that in both firms adhocracy and market cultures had effects on subordinate performance.
H1b: Adhocracy culture will have a significant relationship with strategy implementation.
The OCAI survey results in terms of cultural values (clan, adhocracy, market, hierarchy) provided a comparison between the overall military and civilian culture quadrants in terms of leadership and are summarized in Figures 1, 2, and 3.
There are four culture types that exist in this typology, including (a) Clan Culture Type, (b) Adhocracy Culture Type, (c) Market Culture Type, and (d) Hierarchy Culture Type.
The focus of the adhocracy organizational culture type is innovation, initiative, creativity, and risk-taking.
In the original instrument, 100 points were allocated among four items, each item tapping four different types of dominant cultures: Adhocracy (Entrepreneurial), Market, Clan, and Hierarchy (Bureaucracy).
Our results are also consistent with prior studies in nonhealth care industries that have examined the organizational culture--satisfaction link, where satisfaction is higher in organizations with innovative, supportive, group, clan, and adhocracy cultures, and lower in organizations with rational, hierarchical, and market cultures (Cameron and Freeman 1991; Quinn and Spreitzer 1991; Zammuto and Krakower 1991a; Nystrom 1993; Lok and Crawford 1999, 2004; Goodman, Zammuto, and Gifford 2001; Lund 2003; Chen 2004).
Suggestions are included for initiating culture change in four types of cultures: market, adhocracy, clan, and hierarchy cultures.
The CVF proposes that organizations reflect one or more of four cultural types: (a) clan, (b) hierarchy, (c) adhocracy, and (d) market.