Title: Occupational culture as determinant of criminal investigation performance: an empirical study of Norwegian police as value shop

Authors: Rune Glomseth, Petter Gottschalk

Addresses: Norwegian Police University College, P.O. Box 5027, Majorstua, 0301 Oslo, Norway. ' Norwegian School of Management, Nydalsveien 17, 0442 Oslo, Norway

Abstract: Occupational culture arises from a set of tasks that are repeated and put into routines in various degrees, producing a set of attitudes and explanatory structures of belief. In this paper we focus on organisational culture in terms of occupational culture in police organisations. The principal works of the police vary in method, in conceptual focus, and in depth of analysis. In this paper we study criminal investigation units that have a knowledge-centred culture to solve crimes. Based on a survey in Norway, we found that a culture characterised by cooperation and hierarchy has a positive impact on police investigation performance.

Keywords: survey; relationships; organisational behaviour; organisational culture; occupational culture; values; value shop; police; criminal investigation; Norway.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2007.012745

International Journal of Management Practice, 2007 Vol.2 No.4, pp.269 - 282

Published online: 13 Mar 2007 *

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