What do networks do to work : the agential role of network

Abualqumboz, M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1681-2930 and Chan, PW 2013, What do networks do to work : the agential role of network , in: EGOS 2013 : Bridging continents, cultures and worldviews, 4th-6th July 2013, Montréal, Canada.

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Abstract

The article draws on an ongoing study of interorganisational learning in project based organisations and how organisations learn through network settings. The article aimed at drawing theoretical explanations of network learning especially after learning moved from interorganisational learning to inter-networked learning. The article employs the structure agency relationship by Dave Elder-Vass as theoretical lens to draw conclusions that provides fresh explanations of how network are helpful in fostering learning activities. The research method included interviews, observation and archives. Data were analysed using thematic analysis which generated codes and then conclusion were drawn. The main contributions of this article are (1) to portray agency as another face of structure, (2) stress the agential role of networks, and (3) looking at networks as agents provides fresh understanding of benefits of networks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: EGOS 2013 : Bridging continents, cultures and worldviews
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 14:31
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 14:31
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/57231

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