Networks: An Analytical Tool for Understanding Complex Decision Processes

Hellgren, Bo; Stjernberg, Torbjörn
March 1987
International Studies of Management & Organization;Spring87, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p88
Academic Journal
This article provides an understanding on the complex interorganizational processes that take place between markets and hierarchies. The design of societies, organizations, and other large social systems is the result of dynamic and complex processes in which several organizations are involved. Understanding the nature of networks can help organizations to face the reality of the context in which they act and thus increase their strategic capacity. Knowledge of networks is also important, from a societal perspective, when trying to formulate legal frameworks for organizations acting in decision processes within networks.


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