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Between hierarchies and markets : the logic and limits of network forms of organization

Author: Grahame Thompson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book conducts a survey into the ways in which the word 'network' has been deployed in a wide range of literature. In particular, it offers a commentary on how the idea of networks has been to illustrate contemporary forms of socio-economic organization (as well the idea of a 'network society' or a 'network state', for instance), broadly conceived to also include the political aspects of networks."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grahame Thompson
ISBN: 0198775261 9780198775263 019877527X 9780198775270
OCLC Number: 50810026
Description: x, 272 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Considering Networks: A Methodological Introduction --
Pt. I. Theoretical and Methodological Issues --
2. Hierarchies, Markets, and Networks: A Preliminary Comparison --
3. Social Network Analysis, Transaction-Cost Analysis, and Actor-Network Theory: Three Approaches to Networks --
4. Networks and the Issues of 'Excess', the 'Gift', 'Non-exchange', and 'Trust' --
Pt. 2. Applications and Empirical Comparisons --
5. Industrial Organization as Networks --
6. Political Networks and the Politics of Network Governance --
7. Networks and the International System --
8. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Grahame F. Thompson.
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"This is a timely and useful stock-take of the burgeoning literature on organizational networks."--Review of Political Economy

 
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