The Identification and Prioritization of Organizational Culture Development Drivers in the National Iranian Gas Company Using Delphi Fuzzy Method

Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD Student, Faculty of Management and Economics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Management and Economics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant professor, Faculty of Management and Economics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran


The identification of the cultural development drivers brings about novel ideas and attitudes, and brings about changes in the organizational spirit. This makes the organization determined to achieve its predetermined goals. The present study was carried out to identify and prioritize the organizational culture development drivers in the National Iranian Gas Company using Delphi fuzzy method. This applied study was an exploratory research project. It was a mixed-methods study in terms of nature and inductive-comparative in terms of research philosophy. The statistical population of the study was comprised of the managers of National Iranian Gas Company, from which 30 individuals were selected as the study sample based on the theoretical adequacy and using snowball-sampling method. The data collection was done using interviews in the qualitative phase and questionnaires in the quantitative phase, the validity and reliability of which were confirmed using CVR index, Cohen’s Kappa test, content validity, and test-retest reliability. The obtained qualitative data was analyzed using coding method in Nvivo software, while the quantitative data was analyzed using Delphi Fuzzy method. The results showed that the most important drivers of organizational culture development in the National Iranian Gas Company were innovation and creativity culture, wisdom-oriented culture, collectivism, mission-oriented culture, competitiveness culture, morality, preservation of human dignity, and religious and doctrinal observance.


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