Organizational Culture and Network Embeddedness

N.G. Noorderhaven, C.I. Koen, S. Beugelsdijk

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Abstract

A question that has been neglected in network research is where differences in network embeddedness come from.The network literature reveals that there are three key characteristics of embedded relationships: trust, open communication, and joint problem solving.On the basis of the sparse empirical studies of factors leading to network embeddedness, we identify organizational culture as a potentially important organizational-level factor.Building on empirical organizational culture studies we select ten dimensions of organizational culture that for theoretical and/or empirical reasons can be linked to network embeddedness, and formulate propositions concerning their effects.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherOrganization
Number of pages52
Volume2002-91
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2002-91

Keywords

  • corporate culture
  • networks

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