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How knowledge organizations work: the case of detectives
Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway.
Police Education and Training Programme, Växjo University, Växjö, Sweden.
Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway.
2009 (English)In: The Learning Organization, Vol. 16, no 2, 88-102 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize detectives in police investigations as knowledge workers.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on a literature review covering knowledge organizations, police organizations, police investigations, and detectives as knowledge workers.

Findings – The paper finds that the changing role of the detective as a resource influences investigation performance in solving complex and organized crime.

Research limitations/implications – This exploratory research provides no final conclusions.

Practical implications – Leadership in police investigations needs to focus on knowledge management among detectives rather than information collection in each criminal case.

Originality/value – Until this paper, the secretive nature of the detective world has been unexplored by manpower researchers.

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2009. Vol. 16, no 2, 88-102 p.
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Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114648DOI: 10.1108/09696470910939189OAI: diva2:791682
Available from: 2015-03-02 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2016-06-17

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