Publication Date

Spring 5-11-2019

Document Type

Capstone project: Open access

Degree Name

MA Leadership Studies


Leadership Studies


Based on previous studies that assert that for-profit organizations have the capacity to create value in education, I assume that the private educational sector can take on a great role in advancing educational outcomes. This study explores assumptions about organizational culture and adaptive leadership styles as a basis for creating shared value (CSV) in the education for-profit sector. Through integrating educational leadership theories and leadership characteristics in CSV practices, the adaptive leadership characteristics appeared in this study present the values and assumptions for leaders. Based on this concept, the study generates some common factors from adaptive organizational culture and the culture behind CSV practices, such as long-term orientation and stakeholder values. Therefore, based on this conceptual framework, this study aims to measure the relationship between leadership styles and creating shared value practices in for-profit educational organizations by using mixed research methods. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected through a survey and with interviews.

The results of this research revealed that adaptive leadership styles are positively associated with creating shared value practices and adaptive organizational culture is positively related to (CSV) engagement.