Organizing Networks

An Actor-Network Theory of Organizations

What are organizations? Where do they come from? How are they transformed and adapted to new situations? In the digital age and in the global network society, traditional theories of the organization can no longer answer these questions. Based on actor-network theory, this book explains organizations as flexible, open networks in which both human and non-human actors enter into socio-technical assemblies by constantly negotiating and re-negotiating programs of action. Organizations are not macro social structures or autonomous systems operating behind the backs of individuals. Instead, they are scalable actor-networks guided by network norms of connectivity, flow, communication, participation, authenticity, and flexibility.

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1 August 2016, 272 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3616-1

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Book title
Organizing Networks An Actor-Network Theory of Organizations
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
272
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-3616-1
DOI
10.14361/9783839436165
Commodity Group
1724
BIC-Code
KJU JHBA
BISAC-Code
BUS085000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
KJU JHBA
Release date
1 August 2016
Edition
1
Topics
Gesellschaft, Sozialität, Wirtschaft
Readership
Organization Theory, Management Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Network Science, New Media Theory, Communication Science
Keywords/Tags
Organization Theory, Actor-Network Theory, Digital Transformation, Network Society, Networked Organization, Networked Management, Social Theory, Economy, Social Relations, Society, Sociology of Organizations, Sociological Theory, Media Theory, Sociology

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