Refers to the patterns and rules that govern the behavior of an organization and its employees, particularly the shared values, beliefs, and customs. Corporate culture incluedes the behavioral patterns, concepts, values, ceremonies, and rituals that take place in an organization. The culture of an organization may be explicitly stated or unspoken. Failure to monitor or manage an organization's culture may foster unethical behavior. Management's sense of the organization's culture may be quite different from employees' perceptions. Over the years, scholars have developed more than 100 definitins of culture. According to your text book, all have the following common elements: culture is shared; culture is relatively stable; and culture is formed over a long period of time. Because researchers have defined culture so many ways, cultural values and culture are often used interchangeable.