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Culture and Connectivity Intertwined: Visualizing Organizational Fields as Relational Structures and Meaning Systems

Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks

ISBN: 978-1-78714-434-7, eISBN: 978-1-78714-433-0

ISSN: 0733-558X

Publication date: 26 September 2017

Abstract

The observations from the simulations are represented by visualizing organizational fields as topographies of meaning, onto which interorganizational relations are layered. This representation localizes organizations and their interactions in a cultural space while emphasizing how meanings of relationships and organizational expressions vary with different field configurations. By adding meaning to network data, the resulting maps open new perspectives for institutional research on the adaptation, translation, and diffusion of concepts.

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Oberg, A., Korff, V.P. and Powell, W.W. (2017), "Culture and Connectivity Intertwined: Visualizing Organizational Fields as Relational Structures and Meaning Systems ", Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 53), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 17-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X20170000053001

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