This paper begins with a comprehensive review of the management literature on culture,
and demonstrates close parallels with research and writings on organisational climate
and values. The paper then reports the findings from an empirical investigation into
the relationship between the organisational culture, climate, and managerial values
of a large Australian public sector agency. The relative strengths of four dimensions
of culture in this organisation were measured using Hofstede's instrument. Added
to this were items from a questionnaire developed by Ryder and Southey, derived from
the Jones and James instrument measuring psychological climate and providing scores
across six specific dimensions of organisational climate. Measures of managerial
values, drawn from a questionnaire by Flowers and Hughes, were also incorporated.
Results show that levels of culture within this particular organisation are at variance
with those reported by Hofstede from his Australian data. Findings indicate a strong
link between specific organisational climate items and a number of managerial values
dimensions. Additional relationships between particular dimensions of culture, climate
and managerial values are also reported. From this, a hypothesised, predictive model
of linkages between the constructs is presented.