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Between markets and hierarchies : the logic and limits of networks

Author: Grahame Thompson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Grahame Thompson explores the ways in which the word network has been deployed in a wide range of literature. In particular he offers a commentary on how the idea of networks has been used to illustrate contemporary forms of socio-economic organization especially in the business sector and the markets.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grahame Thompson
ISBN: 0198775261 9780198775263 019877527X 9780198775270
OCLC Number: 51272237
Description: 300 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Considering Networks: A Methodological Introduction ; PART I: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES ; 2. Hierarchies, Markets, and Networks: A Preliminary Comparison ; 3. Social Network Analysis, Transaction Cost Analysis, Actor-Network Theory: Three Approaches to Networks ; 4. Networks and the Issues of 'Excess', the 'Gift', 'Non-Exchange', and 'Trust' ; PART II: APPLICATIONS AND EMPIRICAL COMPARISONS ; 5. Industrial Organization as Networks ; 6. Political Networks and the Politics of Network Governance ; NETWORKS AND THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM ; 8. Conclusion
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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