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

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Journal Article
Public Money and Management, 2018, 38 (3), pp. 203 - 212
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© 2018 CIPFA. 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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