A comparative analysis of web-based corporate mission statements

Akbulut E., Bayram Y.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, vol.5, no.23, pp.10014-10022, 2011 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), IBZ Online, Index Islamicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.10014-10022
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to identify the nature of the mission statements of the largest companies in Turkey and around the world and to analyse these statements in a comparative fashion. To that end the web-based mission statements of companies have been examined according to a content analysis method with three distinct criteria, which are used frequently in the literature. In order to determine whether there is a difference in the nature of the mission statements according to where the companies are located, independent groups t-test has been applied. As a result of this study it has been determined that all the companies utilize relatively qualified mission statements and that there is no significant difference between them.