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Publication date: 26 September 2017

Christine Moser, Peter Groenewegen and Julie E. Ferguson

In this essay, we argue that understanding of meaning in relation to organizational networks warrants a more prominent place in organizational theorizing, because it…

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In this essay, we argue that understanding of meaning in relation to organizational networks warrants a more prominent place in organizational theorizing, because it fulfils a distinct role in the emergence and evolution of networks. Whereas prior studies have tended to address network structures or narrative structures, we suggest that organizational processes might be better understood when addressing the role of meaning and network structures simultaneously. We explain the implications of our argument in an online context, given the growing significance of digitally enabled networks on organizational sociality, and draw on examples in the context of organizational knowledge sharing to support our argument. We conclude by introducing a communication flow model to support the further development of research on organizational meaning networks.

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Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-433-0

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Publication date: 14 July 2014

Peter Groenewegen and Christine Moser

Online communities form a challenging and still-evolving field for social network research. We highlight two themes that are at the core of social network literature…

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Online communities form a challenging and still-evolving field for social network research. We highlight two themes that are at the core of social network literature: formative processes and structures, and discuss how these might be relevant in the context of online communities. Processes of tie formation might evolve differently in online communities. Second, we discuss how network structures emerge in different ways than previously studied, and should therefore be interpreted differently.

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Contemporary Perspectives on Organizational Social Networks
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-751-1

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Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks
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Publication date: 26 September 2017

Wouter van Atteveldt, Christine Moser and Kasper Welbers

Organizations from the same industry or field often tend to become more similar over time, despite being different in terms of for example strategies, goals, or…

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Organizations from the same industry or field often tend to become more similar over time, despite being different in terms of for example strategies, goals, or performance. However, recently scholars pointed out that organizational fields are dynamic entities with permeable boundaries, thus indicating that prior literature may have oversimplified the phenomenon. Indeed, in this paper we draw attention to an organizational field that centers on text, and revolves around shared (or debated) meaning stemming from that text. The guiding research question is, “To what extent do organizations converge or diverge from meaning embedded in interconnected text?” We investigate party manifestos and press releases of organizations from the field of politics, focusing on the topic of immigration. We extract meaning from these texts, using document scaling and similarity analysis. Our results show that while most parties become more similar in their framing of immigration, the anti-immigrant PVV actually radicalizes further and as a result takes an isolated position in the policy space. Thus, Dutch political organizations became similar (converge) as well as different (diverge) over time through interaction, in terms of their shared meaning systems. This paper substantiates findings of isomorphic tendencies of organizations within a shared organizational field. At the same time, we find that Dutch politics constitute an issue field, where parties compete about meanings and framings on controversial issues. Our analysis shows that meaning embedded in texts changes over time; this indicates that change mechanisms in organizational fields may be brought about through changes in meaning systems.

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Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-433-0

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Publication date: 26 September 2017

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Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-433-0

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Publication date: 26 September 2017

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Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-433-0

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Publication date: 14 July 2014

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Contemporary Perspectives on Organizational Social Networks
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-751-1

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Publication date: 1 March 2010

Christine Wamsler

This paper analyses how disaster risk management paradigms have gradually developed since the 1960s, shaped by practical experience of-and the debate about-the rising…

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This paper analyses how disaster risk management paradigms have gradually developed since the 1960s, shaped by practical experience of-and the debate about-the rising number of disasters, growing urbanization, and changing climatic conditions. In this context, climate change is shown as driving an urban pro-poor adaptation agenda, which could allow current shortcomings in urban risk reduction to be overcome. However, as past lessons in disaster risk management are rarely considered, any potential for improvement remains untapped. Possible ways of rectifying this situation are discussed, and a comprehensive framework for the reduction of both disaster and climate risks is presented.

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Open House International, vol. 35 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0168-2601

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International Perspectives on Gender and Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-886-4

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Publication date: 19 June 2019

Christine Nya Ling Tan, Adedapo Oluwaseyi Ojo and Ramayah Thurasamy

This study aims to investigate the factors, which may potentially influence green product buying decision among young consumers in Malaysia.

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Purpose

This study aims to investigate the factors, which may potentially influence green product buying decision among young consumers in Malaysia.

Design/methodology/approach

A perceived lack of intention to buy green products observed among the Malaysian Generation Young consumers has sparked the interest to carry out this study. With the aid of structured questionnaires, data were collected from a total of 217 respondents, between 18 and 25 years of age.

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The results of data analysis indicated that environmental consciousness, eco-label, price and advertising were significant predictors of green product buying behaviour. Contrary to the hypothesis, attitude was not a significant predictor of green buying behaviour among young consumers. The implications of these findings and directions for future research are outlined at the end of this paper.

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This study offers empirical insights from the perspective of an emerging economy on the determinants of green products buying behaviour among young consumers.

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Young Consumers, vol. 20 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1747-3616

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