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|dc.title||Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Implementing Organizational Learning in an Asian National Police Force|
|dc.identifier.citation||Tan, T.K., Heracleous, L. (2001). Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Implementing Organizational Learning in an Asian National Police Force. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 37 (3) : 361-380. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1177/0021886301373007" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1177/0021886301373007</a>|
|dc.description.abstract||The authors employed a longitudinal in-depth action research method to explore the implementation of organizational learning in an Asian national police force. They aimed to get an interpretive, in-depth understanding of the related processes of transformational change, as well as the barriers to change, in a machine bureaucracy with entrenched structure & culture not ordinarily conducive to learning & adaptation. They also aimed to explore the applicability of universalist change-management prescriptions in this context. The authors found several structural & cultural barriers to transformational change that were nevertheless being successfully contested through a bottom-up participative change process, the existence of change champions, experiences that challenged the prevailing culture, & change actions that were congruent with the organization's authorizing environment. They also found that universalist change-management prescriptions may not always be relevant because the nature, task, & culture of an organization influence what approaches are appropriate & applicable.|
|dc.contributor.department||PUBLIC POLICY PROGRAMME|
|dc.description.sourcetitle||The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science|
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