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Mapping networks: exploring the utility of social network analysis in management research and practice

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Show simple item record Monaghan, Sinéad M. Lavelle, Jonathan Gunnigle, Patrick 2017-05-08T10:46:05Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Although social network analysis (SNA) offers an increasingly insightful perspective on the relational and structural properties of organizational activity, discourse on how to manage and coordinate its application is relatively scarce. Aimed largely at an applied network analyst, this paper presents a greater understanding of how SNA has been previously discussed in management studies, what the main points are and where these issues can be addressed prior to and during the research process to ensure network data are efficiently managed, analyzed and interpreted. Engaging with several practical concerns associated with SNA – including network boundary specification, data reliability, context of inquiry and network visualizations – a viable framework is developed that is accessible to managers, consultants or researchers in facilitating the structuring, collection, handling and analysis of network data. The discussion illustrates the relevance of this perspective for both a practitioner and a theoretical audience. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/230854 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Business Research;76, pp. 136-144
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Business Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Business Research, 76, pp. 136-144, en_US
dc.subject social network analysis en_US
dc.subject network visualizations en_US
dc.subject research methodology en_US
dc.subject relational engagement en_US
dc.subject business networks en_US
dc.title Mapping networks: exploring the utility of social network analysis in management research and practice en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.03.020
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.relation.projectid IRSES-GA-2008-230854 INTREPID en_US 2020-07-31
dc.embargo.terms 2020-07-31 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2729823

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