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Organizing Networks: An Actor-Network Theory of Organizations
Organizing Networks: An Actor-Network Theory of Organizations
Organizing Networks: An Actor-Network Theory of Organizations
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Organizing Networks: An Actor-Network Theory of Organizations

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Release dateAug 31, 2016
ISBN9783839436165
Organizing Networks: An Actor-Network Theory of Organizations
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Andréa Belliger

Andréa Belliger (Prof. Dr.) ist Co-Direktorin des Instituts für Kommunikation & Führung in Luzern und Prorektorin der Pädagogischen Hochschule Zentralschweiz. Sie ist Verwaltungsrätin in verschiedenen Unternehmen in den Bereichen Gesundheit, Finanzen und Banken, Sozialverwaltung, Energie und Bildung sowie als Beraterin für Unternehmen und Behörden in allen Aspekten der digitalen Transformation tätig. 2018/19 wurde sie unter die Top 100 Women in Business in der Schweiz gewählt und war für den Female Digital Leader Award nominiert.

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