How knowledge organizations work: the case of detectives
2009 (English)In: The Learning Organization, Vol. 16, no 2, 88-102 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 16, no 2, 88-102 p.
Information Systems, Social aspects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114648DOI: 10.1108/09696470910939189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-114648DiVA: diva2:791682