There are few studies dedicated to analyzing the environment of startups, particularly in Portugal, and those that exist do not analyze the relationship that organizational culture has with work-life balance. This study is based on the model of concurrent values by Cameron and Quinn (2006) to assess the most salient type of culture in startups, as well as the relationship between different cultures (e.g., entrepreneurial, rational, hierarchical and clan) with the balance of personal-professional life. A questionnaire was applied to 292 workers from startups. The results allowed us toverify that (a) the entrepreneurial culture is the most salient organizational culture in startups with significant differences from different types of culture and (b) that both in the entrepreneurial, rational, hierarchical and clan culture prevails a positive balance between work-life of startup workers. The results obtained show that there is a positive relationship between all cultures and work-life balance, however, the fact that the study is carried out at the beginning of a global pandemic, such as the case study being Portuguese startups, may have influenced some of the results. Thus, it is denoted that the labor market is unstable and undergoes unexpected changes, which leads to adaptations and flexibilities on the part of organizations that can change their traditional thinking.
|Date of Award||22 Jul 2021|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Filipa Sobral (Supervisor) & Catarina Morais (Co-Supervisor)|
- Work-life balance
- Entrepreneurial culture
- Competing values model
- Mestrado em Psicologia e Desenvolvimento de Recursos Humanos