Organisational culture and strategic change in Australian local governments

Salha Alshumrani, Rahat Munir*, Kevin Baird

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study examines the impact of organisational culture on strategic change in local governments in Australia. The findings indicate that strategic change is affected by two organisational culture factors, innovation and attention to detail. This study contributes to the management accounting contingency literature and the public management literature by providing an insight into the role of organisational culture as a contingency factor influencing strategic change. Such findings may be used by local government managers to enact change effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-623
Number of pages23
JournalLocal Government Studies
Issue number5
Early online date9 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2018


  • strategic change
  • organisational culture
  • local governments
  • contingency factors


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