Conceptual Link Between Organizational Transparency and Sound Organizational Culture in Public Institutions: The Case Study of Judicial Regulatory Agencies

Document Type : Research Article


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran


In recent years, many public institutions have worked to increase transparency in their organization. The existence of coordination and cooperation between organizational transparency and organizational culture creates an element called sound organizational culture, which is a vital and key issue for government organizations. The main purpose of this study is to develop a conceptual pattern of organizational transparency and sound organizational culture in public institutions, which is centered on the regulatory agencies of the judiciary. The study adopted a mixed-methods approach performed using a partially mixed sequential dominant status design in three qualitative-qualitative-quantitative phases. In this study, three methods of "online focus group-grounded theory-survey" were used to formulate and validate the pattern. According to the research findings, in the first qualitative phase, 7 thematic axes were extracted from the online focus group and used for interviews in the form of discussion axes. In the second qualitative phase, 6 components and 19 indicators were calculated for the pattern. In the third phase, using the survey method, all experts reviewed and validated the components of the template. The results of the research include the role and connection of organizational transparency and sound organizational culture, which cause unsafe and risky environments of organizations to become a safe and dynamic environment that is more effective in creating more open and transparent public organizations.


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