Title

The importance of informal professional networks in developing a proactive organizational culture: a public value perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Brunetto, Y, Xerri, M, Farr-Wharton, B & Nelson, S 2018, 'The importance of informal professional networks in developing a proactive organizational culture: a public value perspective', Public Money and Management, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 203-212.

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http://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2018.1434343

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Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Public value theory was used by the authors to investigate informal professional networks, perceived discretionary power, and the organizational culture that forms in physical asset management organizations. The results, from a structural equation model, indicated that informal professional networks are positively associated with higher discretionary power and a proactive asset maintenance organizational culture. In the absence of public managers promoting public value, professionals use their informal networks as a source of power to be proactive and contribute to asset reliability and public safety (public value).

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