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The impact of organisational culture on project selection : what is the appropriate culture type?

Dharmayanti, Gusti, Coffey, Vaughan, & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2012) The impact of organisational culture on project selection : what is the appropriate culture type? In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Construction In Developing Countries (ICCIDC–III), Millennium Hilton, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

Project selection is a complex decision making process that is not merely influenced by the technical aspects of the project. Selection of road infrastructure projects in the Indonesian public sector is generally conducted at an organisational level, which involves multiple objectives, constraints and stakeholders. Hence, a deeper understanding of the various organisational drivers that impact on such decisions, in particular organisational culture, is much needed for improving decision-making processes as it has been posited by some researchers that organisational culture can become either an enabler, or a barrier, to the process. One part of the cultural assessment undertaken as part of the research, identifies and analyses the cultural types of relevant and involved organisations in the decision making process. The organisational culture assessment instrument (OCAI) of Cameron and Quinn (2011) was utilized in this study and the data was taken from three selected provinces in Indonesia. The results can facilitate the surveyed (and similar) organisations to improve their performance by moving towards a more appropriate cultural typology that is arguably better suited to their operations and to improving their organisational processes to more closely align with their organisational vision, mission and objectives.

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ID Code: 50086
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Organisational Culture, Culture Type, Decision Making , Project Selection
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 04 May 2012 10:43
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2013 06:26

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