Chapter 11

Network Organizations

Abstract

Organizations that use or dwell on networks are discussed. A network organization is one that exists on the network and its existence is sustained by relationships among its members. Network volatilities discussed in Chapter 6 affect dynamics of such organizations. Network organizations are often governed by their corresponding electronic institutions that define organizational charters and constraining guidelines for operation. This is an emerging research trend that requires much needed attention. Fervent interorganizational social networking is the glue that bonds network organizations. On the other hand, intra-organizational networks reduce structural holes and allow social capital to flow across ...

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