SWG 14: Organizational Network Research
Barak S. Aharonson, Recanati Graduate School of Business, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Terry L. Amburgey, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada
Jörg Raab, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Organizational networks have been a central topic in organization theory over the last decade. In some cases the networks of interest are inter-organizational networks, collaborative endeavors between organizations; in other cases the networks of interest are intra-organizational networks comprised by interactions between individuals in an organization. Empirical analyses of both types of organizational networks have provided valuable insights into the nature and effects of structural characteristics, such as the relative efficiency of knowledge flow through networks with different structures. However, network analyses per se have, more often than not, been static in nature. Even when information over time has been available, the temporal component has been set aside or aggregated to the end point of the study. Recently, there has been increasing attention paid to network dynamics and network processes.