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This study introduces the tertius iungens orientation, a strategic, behavioral orientation toward connecting people in one's social network by either introducing disconnected individuals or facilitating new coordination between connected individuals. The tertius iungens mechanism contrasts with the tertius gaudens mechanism emphasized in structural holes(More)
T his is a careful and insightful case study of how the Toyota Production System manages the paradox of efficiency and flexibility, which arises periodically in connection with model changeovers. The authors detail the functioning of four organizational mechanisms—metaroutines, partitioning, switching, and ambidexterity. However, of particular interest is(More)
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