Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Network pictures as a research device: Developing a tool to capture actors’ perceptions in organizational networks
|Ramos, Carla Sofia Dias Moreira
Ford, Ivan David
|In business networks, strategic actions are believed to be guided by actors' subjective views or perceptions of their surroundings. Researchers thus consider these perceptions as important for understanding network related phenomena. Despite their recognized importance, there has not been much research aimed at developing a way to systematically capture these perceptions. The purpose of this paper is to show how actors' subjective views of the business network can be analyzed using the research device of network pictures. This is accomplished by developing an empirically derived dimensional model for capturing different aspects of an actor's subjective view. We exemplify how the developed device can be applied, and illustrate how there seem to be ‘types’ of ways of perceiving the business network. This paper therefore represents a methodological contribution through the development of a tool that may change researchers' practices in understanding business networks.
|Keywords (english terms):
|Ciências Sociais Aplicadas
|O INSPER E ESTE REPOSITÓRIO NÃO DETÊM OS DIREITOS DE USO E REPRODUÇÃO DOS CONTEÚDOS AQUI REGISTRADOS. É RESPONSABILIDADE DO USUÁRIO VERIFICAR OS USOS PERMITIDOS NA FONTE ORIGINAL, RESPEITANDO-SE OS DIREITOS DE AUTOR OU EDITOR.
|Appears in Collections:
|Coleção de Artigos Científicos
Files in This Item:
|Artigo_2011_Network pictures as a research device_TC.pdf
|Artigo_2011_Network pictures as a research device_TC
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.