Organisational culture and cultural change: a network perspective

Whelan, Chad 2016, Organisational culture and cultural change: a network perspective, Australian & New Zealand journal of criminology, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 583-599, doi: 10.1177/0004865815604196.

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Title Organisational culture and cultural change: a network perspective
Author(s) Whelan, ChadORCID iD for Whelan, Chad
Journal name Australian & New Zealand journal of criminology
Volume number 49
Issue number 4
Start page 583
End page 599
Total pages 17
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2016-12
ISSN 0004-8658
Keyword(s) cultural change
organisational culture
organisational networks
police culture
security networks
Summary Organisational culture is a complex and heavily contested concept. Not only is it difficult to define what organisational culture is, but it is also very difficult to analyse how it guides and constrains behaviour, and whether and how organisational cultures change. The central argument of this article is that organisational networks can effect cultural change and that the terms ‘structural’ and ‘relational’, which are commonly used to conceptualise the properties of networks, may also provide a useful conceptual framework for understanding cultural change. While there has been some attention directed to the effects of organisational culture for networks, there has been very little attention placed on the potential for networks to shape organisational culture. Based on a detailed qualitative study of networks in the field of ‘high’ policing in Australia, the article draws on interviews with senior members of police and security agencies to explore organisational culture and cultural change. The article puts forward a network perspective on cultural change and aims to advance our knowledge of how security nodes can experience cultural change as they work together in and through networks.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0004865815604196
Field of Research 160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940404 Law Enforcement
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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