A Matter of Size: Does Organisational Culture Predict Job Satisfaction in Small Organisations?

This paper examines executive perceptions of organisational culture and job satisfaction in small organisations (<100 employees, N=655). Despite extensive research on corporate culture, very little empirical research has examined the culture of small organizations. An updated version of the Organizational Culture Profile (OCP, O'Reilly, Chatman and Caldwell, 1991) and a single measure of job satisfaction were used in an Australia-wide survey. (N=1918). The results of hierarchical regression analysis indicate that innovation, stability, and emphasis on rewards predict job satisfaction in small organizations. Suggestions for future research are discussed.