Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks: Extending Network Thinking Vol: 53

Peter Groenewegen
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Julie E. Ferguson
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Christine Moser
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

John Mohr
University of California, USA

Stephen P. Borgatti
University of Kentucky, USA

Product Details
12 Oct 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
256 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
To better understand how structure, content and meaning are interrelated, there is great potential in conceptualizing mixed structure linkages, where social relations, events, actions and text-based information intersect. This potential is all the more salient in view of the large data flows and analytical tools that researchers can draw on. However, the increasing availability of tools and data seem to outpace theory development. In response to these trends, this volume aims to advance theoretical understanding of how structure, content and meaning are dynamically intertwined, in both online and offline domains. We also explain the methodological implications of such investigations. This volume therefore responds to the need for in-depth analyses studying the theoretical and methodological implications of the assumed unity of network approaches at the intersections of structure, content and meaning. With these analyses, we show promising approaches, provoke debates in the field, and suggest potential future directions.
Introduction, Structure, content, and meaning of organizational networks: Extending network thinking, Julie Ferguson, Peter Groenewegen, Christine Moser, John Mohr and Stephen P. Borgatti; Culture and connectivity intertwined: visualizing organizational fields as relational structures and meaning systems, Achim Oberg, Valeska P. Korff and Walter W. Powell; Being apart together: Convergence and divergence in the field of Dutch politics, Wouter van Atteveldt, Christine Moser and Kasper Welbers; The network structure of organizational vocabularies, Alessandro Lomi, Stefano Tasselli and Paola Zappa; Duality beyond dyads: multiplex patterning of social ties and cultural meanings, Nikita Basov and Julia Brennecke; Semantic networks and the market interface: lessons from luxury watchmaking, Frédéric C. Godart and Kim Claes; Becoming a Buddhist: the duality of ritual and belief, José A. Rodríguez, John W. Mohr and Laura Halcomb; The duality of philosophers’ social relations and ideas by Monica Lee; Meaning in organizational networks - from social to digital and back, Christine Moser, Peter Groenewegen and Julie Ferguson
Peter Groenewegen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Julie E. Ferguson, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Christine Moser, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands; John Mohr, University of California, USA; Stephen P. Borgatti, University of Kentucky, USA

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