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Ujwary-Gil Anna (Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National Louis Univeristy, Nowy Sącz, Poland)
Intra-Organizational Two-Mode Networks Analysis of a Public Organization
Economics & Sociology, 2017, vol. 10, nr 3, s. 192-205, rys., tab., bibliogr. 32 poz.
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Dzielenie się wiedzą, Teoria aktora-sieci, Organizacje publiczne, Analiza sieciowa
Knowledge sharing, Actor-network theory, Public organisations, Network analysis
Klasyfikacja JEL: D85, L21, L86
summ., The author is thankful to the National Science Centre No.: DEC- 2012/05/D/HS4/01338 "SONATA" for financial support to carry out this research
The article focuses on the analysis of intra- organizational and two-mode networks of knowledge, resources and tasks. Each of these networks consists of a human and non-human actor in the terminology of the actor-network theory (ANT), or of only non-human actors. This type of research is rare in the theory of organization and management, even though the first article on meta-networks dates back to nearly two decades ago (Krackhardt & Carley, 1998). The article analyses the prominences and ties between particular network nodes (actors, knowledge, resources and tasks), assessing their effective use in an organization. The author selected a public organization operating in the university education sector, where saturation with communication, resource and knowledge-sharing are relatively high. The application of the network analysis provides a totally different perspective on an organization, taking into account the inter-relationship, which allows a holistic (complex) outlook on the analyzed object. Especially, as it measures particular nodes as related to one another, not as isolated variables, as in classical research, where observations are independent. (original abstract)
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