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ERIC Number: EJ857072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
How Knowledge Organizations Work: The Case of Detectives
Gottschalk, Petter; Holgersson, Stefan; Karlsen, Jan Terje
Learning Organization, v16 n2 p88-102 2009
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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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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