Behind the Scenes: Uncovering Technocratic to Democratic Adjustments
Waterhouse, Jennifer M. & Keast, Robyn L. (2007) Behind the Scenes: Uncovering Technocratic to Democratic Adjustments. In 2007 British Academy of Management – Management Research, Education and Business Success: Is the Future as Clear as the Past?, 11 – 13 September, University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
New institutional arrangements such as networks, partnerships and collaborations have come to constitute a significant part of the contemporary social and organisational architecture. While there is a significant body of literature on organisational change and networks, little attention has been paid to consider the types of changes necessary to shift an organisation from what is often a traditional hierarchy to a ‘network organisation’. This paper addresses the limited research into such change by ‘going behind the scenes’ of a public sector engineering organisation contemplating the strategic and operational change necessary to prepare for becoming a ‘networked organisation’. The paper draws on data collected from a large three year single case study to explore the elements and type of change necessary for a traditional, public sector organisation to shift its culture, behaviour and operating mode to best extract the benefits of collaborative networks.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||New institutional arrangements, organisational change, networks|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Administration (160509)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Jennifer M. Waterhouse and Robyn L. Keast|
|Deposited On:||03 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:32|
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