Title

Can virtual organizing drive policing practices back to the future?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Public Management

School

School of Business

RAS ID

1559

Comments

Hughes, V. (2003). Can virtual organizing drive policing practices back to the future?. In Proceedings of 4th International WeB Conference (IWC). Perth, WA. We-B Centre School of Management Information Systems, Edith Cowan University.

Abstract

Diverse driving forces influence policing efforts in providing effective service delivery. These include external forces such as public expectations for traditional services and government's push towards new public management practices, and internal forces including legacy management practices and inappropriate asset holdings. While private companies have used information systems and information technology to address successfully similar influences, the same success has not been evident in the policing environment. Moves towards integrating a cyber-centric management style with traditional management practices will result in information technology positively assisting in addressing such forces and facilitating the provision of traditional services within a contemporary context.

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