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A decade on after it first published to international acclaim, the seminal Handbook of Organization Studies has been updated to capture exciting new developments in the field. Providing a retrospective and prospective overview of organization studies, this Handbook continues to challenge and inspire readers with its synthesis of knowledge and literature. As ever, contributions have been selected to reflect the diversity of the field. New chapters cover areas such as organizational change, knowledge management and organizational networks.

Networks and Organizations
Networks and organizations
Introduction

Networks provide three broad categories of benefits: access, timeliness and referrals (Burt 1992). They are a ubiquitous and critical feature of organizational life. Organizations have never been isolated, self-sustaining operations; thus all organizations, as well as the individuals within them, ...

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