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The importance of organisational culture to improve a project selection process : case of public infrastructure project in Indonesia

Dharmayanti, Gusti, Coffey, Vaughan, & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2011) The importance of organisational culture to improve a project selection process : case of public infrastructure project in Indonesia. In Taplin, John (Ed.) Towards Liveable Cities & Better Communities, Smart Vision International, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

Project selection is a decision-making process that is not merely influenced by technical aspects but also by the people who involved in the process. Organisational culture is described as a set of values and norms that are shared by people within the organisation that affects the way they interact with each other and with stakeholders from outside the organisation. The aim of this paper is to emphasize the importance of organisational culture on improving the quality of decisions in the project selection process, in addition to the influence of technical aspects of a project. The discussion is based on an extensive literature review and, as such, represents the first part of a research agenda investigating the impact of organisational culture on the project selection process applicable specifically to road infrastructure contracts. Four existing models of organisational culture (Denison 1990; Cameron and Quinn 2006; Hofstede 2001; Glaser et al 1987) are discussed and reviewed in view of their use in the larger research project to investigate the impact of culture on identified critical elements of decision-making. An understating of the way organisational culture impacts on project selection will increase the likelihood in future of relevant government departments selecting projects that achieve their stated organisational goals.

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ID Code: 46307
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Organisational Culture, Project Selection, Decision Quality, Public Infrastructure
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Smart Vision International - The Smart Challenge .
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2011 09:33
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2012 22:01

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