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How Pressure for Change Challenge Military Organizational Characteristics
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Political Science Section, Sektionen för säkerhet.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0389-6095
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), Ledarskapscentrum.
2019 (English)In: Defence Studies, ISSN 1470-2436, E-ISSN 1743-9698Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article elaborates on how structural, normative and functional pressures for change may challenge military organizational characteristics. We problematize theoretically and exemplify empirically what consequences these pressures can have on military organizational characteristics, arguing that they constitute major challenges for managing in particular normative pressures for change. The empirical examples suggest that bureaucratic, hierarchical, narcissistic and greedy traits of the organization are challenged by normative pressures such as value changes and normalization. Another source of challenge is professionalization processes. Structural challenges, on the other hand, are managed by the organization and do not seem to inhibit the workings of organizational characteristics. The plausibility probe conducted questions the sustainability of military organizational characteristics in their traditional disguise, in particular due to legitimacy concerns. It is suggested that future research should be directed towards analyzing how military organizations manage pressure for change and whether their characteristics are questioned.

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2019.
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military organizations, organizational characteristics, pressure for change, organizational change, armed forces, Sweden
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Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8377DOI: 10.1080/14702436.2019.1575698OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-8377DiVA, id: diva2:1286518
Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-03-25Bibliographically approved

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