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Author Thompson, Grahame.
Title Between hierarchies and markets : the logic and limits of network forms of organization / Grahame F. Thompson.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.

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Subject Organizational behavior.
Business networks.
Social networks.
Description 1 online resource (x, 272 pages) : illustrations
Note Title from table of contents (Oxford scholarship online, viewed Feb. 4, 2010).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and Index.
Summary 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.
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.
ISBN 0198775261
9780198775263
019877527X
9780198775270
9780191710513
0191710512
OCLC # 503481198
Additional Format Thompson, Grahame. Between hierarchies and markets. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003 0198775261 (DLC) 2002038190 (OCoLC)50810026.