Presenting a Model of Good Corporate Governance as a Controller of Political Behavior of Human Resources in Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company


  • Ghazaleh Nazari Aref
  • Behzad Farokh Seresht
  • Ghorban Ali Agha Ahmadi
  • Saeed Eslami



Employees' political behavior is one of the critical and undeniable challenges regarding human resource management, with many solutions proposed and used to prevent it. Here, as a model for sustainable human resource development, good corporate governance (GCG) can probably mitigate the effects of political behavior in the organization. The study has tried to examine the effect of each of GCG constituent elements on reducing political behavior in the organization by presenting an indigenous model of GCG. The method was applied in terms of purpose and descriptive and survey in terms of the data collection method. The study was qualitative using semi-structured interview tools with eleven senior managers of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company (TPWWC) and faculty members selected using the snowball method. The results finally led to the identification of eight main components and twenty-three sub-components for GCG. 1) Sovereignty consciousness, 2) organizational culture, 3) disclosure of information, 4) responsiveness, 5) a network of relationships, 6) board size, 7) justice and fairness, and 8) ownership structure were identified as the main building blocks of GCG and the findings revealed that these components are solutions to prevent political behavior in organizations.