The impact of organisational culture on the project selection process : The case of public infrastructure project in Indonesia

Dharmayanti, Gusti, Coffey, Vaughan, & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2011) The impact of organisational culture on the project selection process : The case of public infrastructure project in Indonesia. In Rehumanizing The Built Environment, 5th International Conference & Workshop on Built Environment in Developing Countries, Penang, Malaysia, pp. 688-699.

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Project selection is a complex decision-making process as it involves multiple objectives, constraints and stakeholders. Understanding the organisation, in particular organisational culture, is an essential stage in improving decision-making process. The influences of organisational culture on decision-making can be seen in the way people work as a team, act and cooperate in their teamwork to achieve the set goals, and also in how people think, prioritize and decide. This paper aims to give evidence of the impact of organisational culture on the decision-making process in project selection, in the Indonesian context. Data was collected from a questionnaire survey developed based on the existing models of organisational culture (Denison 1990, Hofstede 2001, and Glaser et al 1987). Four main cultural traits (involvement, consistency, mission and power-distance) were selected and employed to examine the influence of organisational culture on the effectiveness of decision-making in the current Indonesian project selection processes. The results reveal that there are differences in organisational cultures for two organisations in three provinces. It also suggests that organisational culture (particularly the traits of ‘involvement’, ‘consistency’ and ‘mission’) contribute to the effectiveness of decision-making in the selected cases.

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ID Code: 46811
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Organisational Culture impact, Project Selection, Decision Quality, Public infrastructure
ISBN: 978-967-394-061-5
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 please consult authors
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2012 23:01
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2012 00:47

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