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Creating clearer view of dependencies: Adding a strategic dimension to network diagrams

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 12 June 2017




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


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The proposed extension of the dependency network diagram technique enables managers to perform a broader analysis of dependencies among participants in a collaboration, helping them to more accurately comprehend the relationships between the entities in their collaborative environment and, thus, being in a better position of strategically managing resource dependencies.

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The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2017), "Creating clearer view of dependencies: Adding a strategic dimension to network diagrams", Strategic Direction, Vol. 33 No. 6, pp. 38-40.



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