Reading Group Dec 20th 2005
"Organizing and Evaluating Interfirm Networks: A Structurationist Perspective on Network Processes and Effectiveness" by Jorg Sydow and Arnold Windeler, published in Organization Science Vol 9 No. 3 1998.
Interfirm networks are considered as a kind organization and theorised using Structuration theory and praxis to analyse, explain and hypothesize about the diversity and mutability of organizational forms observed.
Are interfirm networks (and strategic networks in particular) really considered as a kind of organizational form distinct from other kinds of organization?
Have they reached a point at which they have achieved the status of a 'structure' in the sense of Giddens' structuration theory or is the interfirm network merely a convenient representation? For a copy of the article select the UCD Catalogue Search below for electronic resources with restricted access to the article (e.g. Business Source Premier - EBSCO will do).
Dec 20, 2005
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