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Publication date: 21 August 2017

Petter Gottschalk

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the legitimacy of private policing of financial crime by fraud examiners.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the legitimacy of private policing of financial crime by fraud examiners.

Design/methodology/approach

The literature on fraud examiners is interpreted in the legitimacy context.

Findings

A number of critical issues based on the institutional theory and social psychology issues are discussed that question the legitimacy of private policing of financial crime.

Research limitations/implications

There is a need for regulation of the private fraud examination industry.

Practical implications

A number of legitimacy issues should be addressed by financial crime specialists.

Social implications

Victims of private investigations require regulation of the investigation industry.

Originality/value

Criteria for police legitimacy are applied to the private sector.

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Policing: An International Journal, vol. 40 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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Publication date: 1 October 2003

Petter Gottschalk and Vijay K. Khandelwal

Information technology support for knowledge management can be classified into four categories of knowledge management technology projects. The first category of projects…

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Information technology support for knowledge management can be classified into four categories of knowledge management technology projects. The first category of projects is concerned with end user tools that are made available to knowledge workers, the second category is information about who knows what, the third category is information from knowledge workers, and the final category is information systems solving knowledge problems. This paper reports results from an empirical study of law firms in Australia. While current projects in most firms were concerned with end user tools, few firms had projects storing information about who knows what, some firms were storing what they know, and few firms were implementing systems solving knowledge problems. Discriminant analysis indicates that firm size in terms of number of lawyers and IT department size in terms of number of IT personnel are significant determinants of category of knowledge management technology projects in each firm.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Publication date: 6 March 2009

Petter Gottschalk, Stefan Holgersson and Jan Terje Karlsen

The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize detectives in police investigations as knowledge workers.

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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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The Learning Organization, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0969-6474

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Publication date: 9 November 2012

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International Journal of Law and Management, vol. 54 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-243X

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Publication date: 1 March 2002

Petter Gottschalk and Arne Krokan

A paradox seems to emerge when public information is priced without associated costs of electronic distribution. This paper investigates this paradox in light of recent…

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A paradox seems to emerge when public information is priced without associated costs of electronic distribution. This paper investigates this paradox in light of recent Norwegian government policymaking. The picture seems to be that neither pricing principles nor practices are consistent with information policies, technological advances or theories of information economics.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Article
Publication date: 23 May 2008

Hans Solli‐Sæther and Petter Gottschalk

This research is concerned with the validation of a maturity model for information technology outsourcing relationships. The paper aims to focus on this research.

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Purpose

This research is concerned with the validation of a maturity model for information technology outsourcing relationships. The paper aims to focus on this research.

Design/methodology/approach

This research is validating the cost, resource and partnership stages, respectively, as maturity stages in outsourcing relationships developed and proposed by Gottschalk and Solli‐Sæther.

Findings

First, stages of growth and benchmark variables were validated. Then, the evolving path of growth was examined. Limited support for the stage of growth model was found.

Practical implications

This paper suggests a broad range of organizational activities and structures to guide development from one stage of maturity to the next. To stimulate growth developments, individuals and organizations have to understand and experience transitional events in relationship maturity.

Originality/value

Validation procedure linking stages to benchmark variables is presented. Future empirical research should rephrase some of the authors benchmark variables as well as measurement issues concerned with stages of growth.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 108 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 11 May 2012

Petter Gottschalk

A conceptual framework for police deviance and crime has recently been suggested and presented by other scholars. This research attempts to test the framework empirically…

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Purpose

A conceptual framework for police deviance and crime has recently been suggested and presented by other scholars. This research attempts to test the framework empirically based on court cases where police employees were prosecuted and convicted.

Design/methodology/approach

The sliding slope in the conceptual framework was separated into two dimensions, motive and damage, respectively. Court cases were coded according to these dimensions.

Findings

Empirical results provide support for the framework by linking seriousness to court sentence in terms of imprisonment days to the sliding slope. However, further validation of the framework is needed.

Originality/value

It is useful to both academics and practitioners to have an organizing framework when considering police complaints and prosecuting police crime.

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International Journal of Law and Management, vol. 54 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-243X

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Publication date: 1 February 2006

Petter Gottschalk and Hans Solli‐Sæther

The purpose of this research paper is to present a maturity model for IT outsourcing relationships.

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Purpose

The purpose of this research paper is to present a maturity model for IT outsourcing relationships.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on organizational theories and outsourcing practices, this research identified cost stage, resource stage and partnership stage as maturity stages in outsourcing relationships.

Findings

First, relationships focus on economic benefits, then there are concerns about access to competence, and finally the development of norms and alliance management are the main focus. Benchmark variables for each stage are suggested. Future research might apply this framework to empirically test the evolution of IT outsourcing relationships.

Practical implications

Managing successful IT outsourcing relationships requires a consistent understanding of maturity stage between vendor and client in the relationship.

Originality/value

This paper suggests that a long‐term IT outsourcing relationship will shift focus as it matures. The original value of the paper is the theory‐based stage model having implications for managers in understanding the current and desired situation for an outsourcing relationship.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 106 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 4 January 2008

Petter Gottschalk

The inherent business focus of much organized financial crime has received increased attention in recent years. As organized crime receives increased attention, the…

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Purpose

The inherent business focus of much organized financial crime has received increased attention in recent years. As organized crime receives increased attention, the corporate world of business enterprises is identified as an arena for organized crime. This paper aims to focus on the issues involved.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on financial crime literature, business organization literature, and stage model literature, this paper conceptualizes as stage model for organized financial crime by corporate business organizations.

Findings

The four stages are labeled agency, alliance, network, and mafia business, respectively.

Research limitations/implications

Future research will empirically have to validate the stage hypothesis in this paper.

Originality/value

The paper develops a stage model for financial crime.

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Journal of Financial Crime, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-0790

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Publication date: 20 September 2011

Cathrine Filstad and Petter Gottschalk

The aim of this paper is to investigate the extent to which espoused values among police managers in the Norwegian police force are compatible with those of a learning…

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Purpose

The aim of this paper is to investigate the extent to which espoused values among police managers in the Norwegian police force are compatible with those of a learning organization.

Design/methodology/approach

A questionnaire was developed and administered to police managers in two police districts in Norway. A set of values was developed to measure police culture and their significant correlation with those of a learning organization. All values were believed to represent cultural dimensions of potential importance to law enforcement performance.

Findings

It was found that police managers espoused values of informality and empowerment rather than authority and hierarchical order. These values are the only police values that are found to be significantly correlated with those of a learning organization. Moreover, these findings contradict the previous literature within policing, which describes a police culture of hierarchy, authority and closeness. Also, these values only represent two of the eight values that were found to be crucial for becoming a learning organization.

Research limitations/implications

There is a need for police managers to both espouse and enact values in accordance of those of a learning organization, but this study only investigates espoused values. Hence, further research is needed to investigate the possibilities for the Norwegian police force to become a learning organization.

Originality/value

The paper provides empirical research to generate insights into espoused values of the Norwegian police force and identifies those values that are crucial for their possibilities of becoming a learning organization.

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