Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Intra-Organizational Two-Mode Networks Analysis of a Public Organization
Issue: Vol. 10, No 3, 2017
Published date: 10-2017 (print) / 10-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Anna Ujwary-Gil
Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu – National Louis Univeristy
Keywords: intra-organizational networks, two-mode networks, public organization, actor-network theory, actor, knowledge, resources, tasks
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-3/14
Index PUBMS: 30b8d818-f8f1-11e7-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 192-205 (14)
JEL classification: D85, L21, L86

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.


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